Moving from Montreal to Canmore in 2002 has had a tremendous impact on the life and art of Pascale Ouellet aka Bigoudi. Being largely self-directed in her artistic pursuits and constantly inspired by the roster of artists living in the Bow Valley, she participates in artist residencies, attends lectures by international artists, and teaches when time allows. Since 2004, she has held 18 solo exhibitions in Alberta galleries, participated in more than 25 juried group shows across Canada, and been awarded two Public Art Commissions by the Town of Canmore. She has also participated in four artistic residencies at The Banff Centre, and has been selected as a 2015 artist-in-residence at a program on Fogo Island in Newfoundland. Prior to moving to Alberta, she completed a two-year diploma (DEC) at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf in Fine Arts and Communications and attended the Visual Arts Program at the Université du Québec à Montréal.