Born in Chicoutimi, Quebec in 1951, Paule Lagacé comes from a family where painting has always been highly regarded. Because her father showed a keen interest for the works of Québec artists, she had ample opportunities, since her early childhood, to mingle with numerous painters. Paule was encouraged to express her understanding of the human experience without constraint, which may explain the personal character of her art. Paule Lagacé studied design at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and Visual Arts at Chicoutimi Cegep. She has exhibited across Canada as well as, in Switzerland.