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Paulette Marie Sauve

Photo: Morgane Gaupp 2016

Paulette Marie Sauvé is a painter, tapestry weaver and a writer.

Originally from North Bay, Ontario, she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1992 at the Université du Québec.  The MFA course included studies in northern Italy.
She studied visual arts, architecture and painting at the Institut des Arts Appliqués in Montreal, Quebec.
Later, she was awarded a government grant to travel to France where she discovered natural pigments, ancient dyes, and tapestry, notably at the Manufacture des Gobelins. 
This inspired her to write about creating art with natural materials.

From 1992 to 2002, she taught visual arts and organized exhibitions and cultural events. 
She then returned to her studio to work full time at tapestry, painting and creating illustrated books.

Paulette has published three books in French: "VIBRATIONS SUR FIBRES, une rétrospective" (self-published, 2018, ISBN : 978-0-9688935-1-7) celebrating 45 years of creating textile art, and the English version is planned for publication in 2019; "La Teinture Naturelle" (ISBN:0-88532-164-2), and, "Le Filage" (ISBN:0-88532-139-1), as well as two CD-ROMs about the history of textile art in New England and New France.  She is a trained volunteer tutor for English Literacy, and a member of the South Shore Reading Council.  Her tapestries and paintings are in galleries, corporate and private collections in several countries.
She has given lectures and workshops in the USA, Burkina Faso, Canada and Israel. 

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada


La Teinture Naturelle au Québec. Les Éditions de l'Aurore, 1977
Le Filage. Les Éditions de l'Aurore, 1977
"De l'étoffe du pays au tissu virtuel", CD-ROM. S.P.C.L. & Tournade, 2001
"From Colonial Fabric to Virtual Cloth", CD-ROM. Tournade, 2001
"VIBRATIONS SUR FIBRES, une rétrospective". Paulette-Marie Sauve, 2018


Grants from the Canada Arts Council
Four time recipient of the Quebec Minister of Cultural Affairs Grants
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 50th Golden Jubilee Medal awarded by The Governor General of Canada, 2002
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

Presentation Length:
one hour
Public readings
Young adults, Adults
Workshop Description:

Northern OAC WITS:
GST not applicable