Chantal Larivière, sixth child of a family of six, has always been prone to drawing. As a young child she often spent hours upon hours drawing. Recognizing her talent, her parents offer her, for her 16th birthday, her first oil painting course. In 1982, with the guidance of oil painting artist M. Surprenant, Chantal experiences her first brush stokes on canvas and immediately falls in love with this form of artistic expression.
From 1986 to 1989, she continues to pursue her drawing courses, while completing her D.E.C. in Social Science, graphite remaining her medium of choice. In 1989, with the encouragement of her professors, she enters Dawson College in Fine Arts where she is introduced to many new mediums such as ink, oil, acrylic, and watercolor. 1990 Chantal sees her debut at the faculty of Fine Art at Concordia University. During some years Concordia University enabled her to continually improve her techniques learnt and initiated her to new mediums such as ceramic, ink, graphite, dry pastel and oil pastel.
Since, she has always stayed in touch with her artistic creativity continually pushing the limits of her imagination. Artistically gifted with anything she touches, she adventures in many other mediums such as sewing, quilting, and jewelry making. In 2004 … she immediately falls in love! She is reintroduced to acrylics and explores the medium in multiple ways; on canvas, old used furniture, murals, and windows. Chantal is known for her enormous versatility, creativity and for her insatiable thirst of artistic revival.