Chanel DesRoches is an artist living and working in Guelph, Ontario Canada


Chanel works in the moment. Surrendering feelings onto a surface is her way of suggesting that there is a personal narrative behind all of the vibrant, lively lines and colour. She represents time through change; the evolution of varying colour waves, sporadic mark marking, and the constant struggle of trying to reveal the contrasting moments amongst the haziness.  The first impression of passion and energy then carefully wanders to afterthoughts of suppression and distraction. Chanel approaches the story behind her work from a mental health perspective; the paintings are anxious internal battles. Chanel transfers her minds thinking process and train of thought onto something that we can see and talk about. 

Chanel holds a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Studio Art from the School of Fine Art & Music at the University of Guelph, located in Guelph ON Canada - studying painting, drawing, and printmaking under the teachings of highly experienced Guelph and Toronto based professors and artists. Chanel is now the owner and director of an arts collective studio space Necessary Arts Collective, located in Downtown Guelph. The space provides 12 to 15 artists an inclusive, accessible, affordable, and safe space to work creatively. Chanel has also introduced a new window gallery space called N/A Gallery for local artists to exhibit their work. 

Chanel will be a Master of Fine Art Candidate at York University beginning in fall of 2022.


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