The latest in featured KPaRtists is Bernadette Gauvin, whose inspiration comes from everything she sees, experiences and does. "I truly feel that creating art is my way of dealing with the work that I do day-to-day, and it has proven invaluable as a tool for dealing with my past," said Gauvin.
Gauvin provides 24-hour care to adults with disabilities and holds a bachelor's degree in human services.
"In my experiences, I have worked with people who remain 'faceless' to most. Yet the 'faceless' have their own beauty, even if no one else ever acknowledges it. My art...is my humble attempt to capture injustices that I have witnessed, learned of and more than likely will continue to witness. I try to remember and honor all those who struggle silently, who have passed on, and to never forget where I came from."
Her work is on display in the KPR Gallery through the end of August. Like her work? Bernadette Gauvin may be contacted by email.