• Oil on canvas
• 48" x 30" - 122 cm x 76 cm
• Made in Canada
• Signed Casol at the bottom right
In the fall of 2006, Casol organized an exhibition in the lobby of the 1100 René-Lévesque Ouest Office Tower in Montreal, Canada owned by Oxford Properties. It was a grandiose show with the Casol paintings shinning in this modern building in front of a park, at the corner of René-Lévesque and Peel street, made of glass windows, with high ceilings of over 10 metres (32 ft). Every day, professionals would discover the Maryse Casol paintings, such as the people of the BCF Law Firm, Altus real estate corporation, Transcontinental Media, Marketel advertising firm, and the Laurentian Bank. Casol organized a draw, and someone from BCF won the painting Parfum de Toscane worth $2,000 back then. It is also during this time that Mickaël Casol, and Noriko Emen fell in love.
Parfum de Toscane
In July of 1999 and 2000 Maryse Casol voyaged for a week, from Canada to Italy for her work as sales director with Accor Hotels, in company of Carole Giguère of Air France, the Italian tourism office, and the Rail-Europe trains.
Maryse Casol and her partners first stayed at the magnificent Sofitel Rome, to discover the amazing city of arts, history and architecture. They then took the train, in first class, to Tuscany, to explore Florence, and it's magical country. The moments spent at the Sofitel Florence were legendary. Finally, a train took them to the ancient city on water of Venice, where they stayed at the Sofitel Venice, famous for it's indoor gardens.
"When we reached the island of Murano, I was fascinated by the beauty, the calm and peace everywhere. The intensity of this wonderful light, the sun reflecting on the water and on the walls of the homes, all of them painted in gorgeous pastel pink, blue and green tones... And everywhere cypress trees, fine herbs and geranium flowers... It was fresh, relaxing, the scent was perfect, truly la Dolce Vita!": Maryse Casol.
The story of the Casol family, runs deep in this region of the world, Mario Casol, father of Maryse Casol, was born in the small village of Longarone, 108 km to the north of Venice. They left Italy in 1930, in search of a better life.
"Everytime I go to Italy, I feel I'm home.": Maryse Casol.
The 2005 Collection
2005 was a great year! After launching her art career in the fall of 2004, with an exhibition in Côte des Neiges in Montreal, Canada, in a building owned by patron Sam Benatar of the Sidev real estate company, Maryse Casol continued producing and showing amazing paintings with vivid colours inspired from her voyages including: Cerisiers en Fleurs, Parfum de Toscane, Vallée de Baho, Parfum Vénitien, Essence d'Iris, Géranium de Murano, Tendresse, Jardin Secret, Instant de Méditation, Passion Immortelle, Mirroir Fleuri, and Passion, Transcendance, Espoir. Why was 2005 great to you?
- Private Collection, gift of Maryse Casol in 2006.
- Casol Gallery, Montreal, Canada.
- 1100 René-Lévesque Ouest Office Tower, Oxford Properties, Exposition "Lumières Méditerranéennes", Montreal, Canada, Fall 2006
- Casol Gallery, 2005-2006.
- Google Open Gallery, 2014 until now.
- MaryseCasol.com, since 2005.
Famous for Giving You Summer All Year Around! Maryse Casol liberates you in a constant Joie de Vivre, with vibrant colours, exotic landscapes, blazing still lives and neo-abstract paintings, inspired from the generous sun of the South of France, numerous journeys around the world, and the different cultures of it's people.
The story of Maryse Casol started when a little girl from France wanted to travel the world, which she did and came back with treasures, Art that will be given from our children, to their children, for eternity, in a tradition that was embraced many centuries ago (some say even over 100,000 years ago).