I am Démie Lecompte. Born in Montreal, I grew up in Mont-St-Hilaire, in the Montérégie region of Quebec (Canada).
I started drawing as soon as I knew how to hold a pencil and I wrote illustrated stories as soon as I could write. At the age of nine, I made the serious decision to compose long stories. I went to College in visual arts, and afterwards in 3D computer graphics for film and television. This is where I learnt the basics of digital painting software such as Photoshop.
I then went through a difficult and dark period, marked by an important artistic block; period that lasted about fifteen years. So I turned to writing workshops (short stories, novels). Later, I became the mother of two wonderful and talented daughters in 2008 and 2012. In 2010, I left my workplace for good and stayed home to help my firstborn, who had special needs at the time.
It’s only from 2014 that I find time for myself and made concrete steps to break the artistic block, with different therapeutic aids. I was diagnosed with ADHD in 2015, where I learnt how to get a hold of myself. In 2016, I started traditional drawing classes. After a period of reflection, I chose in 2017 to resume digital painting and take intensive courses over three semesters. And finally, in 2019, I took a formation in career management for freelance artists.
All the steps from 2014 to 2019 were important to understand who I am, what I really want to do, then to develop my artistic approach and the projects I’m working on now.