Born in 1959, Hélène Fleury is a painter and a sculptor. She interrupted her studies in visual arts at Laval University in 1985 to train with other accomplished professional artists, learning techniques that were not available within the framework of conceptual studies. Her workshop, Atelier Dufaux, uses the portrait of the street as its foundation to teach techniques of trompe-l’œil, for commissioned works, to coordinate and supervise huge mural sites as well as sculpture, all of which brought Hélène to acquire versatility in techniques and methods and the capacity to produce a large variety of works. She is especially known for her monumental trompe-l’oeil frescoes in Québec City (Dufferin highway) and in Sherbrooke (M.U.R.I.R.S.).