Odette Laroche Art

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

As Featured in Seaside Magazine

Check out the August issue of Seaside Magazine featuring an article about my online classes.

Steaming Hot
9x12 | $700

Featured Painting


Oil on canvas, 9″ x 12″


Featured Painting


Oil on canvas, 9″ x 12″



Morning Rain Forest Walk

Seascapes & Landscapes


Portraits & Drawings

Steaming Hot

Still Life

First Hour Mother's Love


Sky in Yellow


Water Lilies in White


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.

Workshops & Classes

*Due to COVID-19, all in-person classes have been cancelled until further notice.*

Though we can no longer paint together at my gallery, I’ve been searching for a way to connect online. I’m pleased to announce that I’m now offering online classes. For more information visit the Workshops and Classes pages by clicking the button below.