Lemaitre was born in France and moved to Canada in 2001. She uses layers of materials--glued, removed, scratched and other wise manipulted--in her work She uses large strokes of the brush (or with an old credit) card to get that density you will notice in her work. I promise you it is more striking in person. For more on Lemaitre go HERE.
Desjardins is inspired by the sea. Her work is full of bridges, sea fans and other denizens of the aquatic world. See more of her work--also far more striking and moving in person-- HERE.