Nadine Belliveau

President, Association acadienne des artistes de la Nouvelle-Écosse

Ghislain Picard

Nadine Belliveau
President, Association acadienne des artistes de la Nouvelle-Écosse

A visual artist hailing from St. Mary’s Bay, Nadine Belliveau has been practising her art professionally since 1971 and has made it a full-time pursuit since 2010. Her large-format paintings are inspired by memories of the people she has met on her path.

Her works combine figurative and abstract styles with themes that are frequently rooted in the community. They depict her personal perspective on such subjects as women, celebrations, travel, nature, metamorphosis, rebirth, the rhythm of life, hospitality, life and death.

Nadine holds a master’s degree in education from Université de Moncton, a bachelor’s degree in fine arts education from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCAD), and a diploma in science from Université Sainte-Anne. She worked in the educational milieu at both the public school and university levels for 32 years while continuing to pursue her artistic endeavours. She has founded two art galleries and is a member of various arts associations, currently serving as the outgoing treasurer of the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council (ARCAC), the president of the Association acadienne des artistes de la Nouvelle Écosse (AAANE) and the outgoing representative of southwest regional members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS).

Nadine is also affiliated with the Conseil des arts de la Baie and a member of La Société Promotion Grand Pré, the Club d’Âge d’or St-Bernard, Visual Arts Nova Scotia and the Conseil de Développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

Her recent exhibitions included a show at the Maples Gallery in Halifax and a solo exhibition at Craig Gallery, at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. In 2011, some of her works were shown at ARTsPLACE, in Annapolis Royal, for the “Mym Gallery” and “Tu es pierre : fondations d’une identité” exhibitions, at Galerie Père Léger-Comeau at Université Sainte-Anne for the “Impressions” exhibition, and at the Swoon art gallery in Halifax for an exhibition of works from her “Tu es pierre : fondations d’une identité” series. She has shown her work in nearly 30 other exhibitions since 1974.

Exhibitions planned for 2013 include her solo show and artist-in-residence program entitled “Rassemblement : Un regard contemporain sur les couvertes piques” at the Grand Pré National Historic Site art gallery, and the ARCAC group exhibition in Annapolis.

To learn more about Nadine and her work, visit her website at www.galeriebelliveau.com.