Odette Laroche Art

Visit my art gallery, located in the heart of Sidney, to view the current collection of paintings and sculptures. If you’re interested in painting or learning how to paint, come attend one of my classes to paint in a group setting.

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Upcoming Event

I welcome you to visit me at the Central Saanich Peninsula Fair from August 31 – September 2nd.

Featured in Seaside Magazine

Featured in Seaside Magazine

The July 2024 edition of Seaside Magazine did a lovely write-up on my gallery. Click the image for a preview or visit this web page to view the article in greater detail. The article is featured on Page 59.

Featured Painting

Waterlilies & Ripples

Oil on Canvas

58″ x 28″


Odette Laroche

Waterlilies painted with brush and palette knife intuitively. Giclee Prints available in any size per request. Full size $1200, Half size $600. Image can be cropped.


An oil on canvas painting of a rough path going through a lush forest on a bright day by Odette Laroche in Sidney, BC.


An oil on canvas painting of a large rock formation sticking out of the ocean by a sandy beach by Odette Laroche in Sidney, BC.


An oil on canvas still-life painting of some fruit and a steaming pot by Odette Laroche in Sidney, BC.

Still Life



A pencil drawing of a woman who looks like Mona Lisa by Odette Laroche in Sidney, BC.


An oil on canvas painting of red, pink, white, and orange flowers in a bouquet by Odette Laroche in Sidney, BC.


An abstract painting by Odette Laroche in Sidney, BC.


An oil on canvas painting of a white mother horse rubbing her head on a newborn baby white horse by Odette Laroche in Sidney, BC.


An oil on canvas painting of a canal in Venice surround by some worn down buildings by Odette Laroche in Sidney, BC.


Workshops & Classes

I’m pleased to announce that I’m looking to expand my online classes using Discord. For more information visit the Workshops and Classes pages by clicking the button below.

“Come Paint With Me”

Odette Laroche

Passion is provoked in me by nature’s various, sometimes violent, cloud displays, portrayed through colours, shapes, intensity, and bold mark making made with brush and palette knife using oil paints. 

Sensitivity to the subject and attention to dramatic lighting concludes in tactile woven textures. Careful use of composition and colour create a tapestry of hues found in nature that are magnified on canvas. The result is engaging. The viewer is led on a compelling journey through the painting. Subject matter varies from landscapes as in forest scenes, trees, seascapes, figurative, portraiture and abstract. Use of palette knife and large brushes is preferred for large canvases and especially over sized murals. Realism portraiture the preference is a linen canvas that is a standard size. Paintings range from realism as in the style of the old masters in portraiture and still life, impressionism, post-impressionism, abstract expressionism.

The most recent murals are done in a transparent, estherial style of painting with minimal details. They can be any subject matter. Several styles of painting are available.

Poppy Project

I’m pleased to announce that the Poppy Project is officially completed! My adult art students and I are happy to donate our time and expenses for the six months it took to produce the mural.

I assigned each artist a space and a painting from the Old Masters, such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Cezanne etc., to be converted to fit the mural so it can form a poppy from Georgia O’Keefe collection.  It was a complicated venture and I would love to see funds arriving to donate to the Veterans.

Also, I welcome anyone to come visit the gallery and see the mural in person. It is stunning and very engaging.  Please come visit the gallery/art school in Sidney.

The Chek News feature on the Poppy Project.

The assembled photo for the Poppy Porject by Odette Laroche.

The completed mural for the Poppy Project.