DOREEN LINDSAY – J’existe – my life in Images
The London, Ontario native first came to Montreal in the late 1950s to study painting at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Group of Seven painter Arthur Lismer, and earned her Masters’ degree in Fine arts at Sir George Williams University.
After meeting and marrying her husband, Hungarian photographer Gabor Szilasi, the couple settled in Westmount, where Lindsay quickly became a fixture in the artistic community.
Lindsay helped to run a women’s art gallery, the POWERHOUSE GALLERY on St. Lawrence Blvd in the 1970s, and from 1983-1993 she was one of the directors of ARTSWESTMOUNT, a group which brought artistic productions to the city. She also served on a cultural committee that encouraged the city to create a permanent art gallery, hire a cultural administrator, and renovate Victoria Hall.
Today, Doreen specializes in combining painting with photographs and early photography processes.