Born in Quebec in 1949, Claudette Castonguay has been pursuing her own artistic style for more than twenty-five years. She is a self-taught artist, and has been exhibiting her work regularly since 1979. In 1984, she retired from teaching to devote her time entirely to her professional painting career.
Claudette is known for works that depict the individuality of characters with spontaneity, sensitivity, and humour. Her interpretations and portrayal of an afternoon cocktail party, music and flowers, market gardens and children at play are reflections of the Quebecois "joie de vivre" with a twist of elegance.