I think that Florence Biennale is the biggest and the most prestigious exhibition of modern contemporary art in the whole world; I was very fortunate to be able to participate. But I also think it is very expensive,…"
The artist was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1945. Graduated as a schoolteacher and received the diploma from the Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec, in 1969. Teached French and History in a Junior High School for thirty years.
In 1970, he studied music and is a professionnal musician, piano, organ, keyboards since 1971.
From 1975 to 1985, he stutied visual arts and is a professionnal painter since.
He participated in many group shows in Canada and Europe.
Recipient of the Édouard-Montpetit medal from the Foundation of the University of Montreal; academician medal from Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec and silver medal from Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec in 2007; silver medal from Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec in 2008; exhibitor at the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy, in 2009.
The artist studied many genres in visual arts: from realism, hyper-realism right to today's digital computor art, and abstraction. He experimented different techniques: pencil, crayons, ink, water color, oil, acrylic, mix-media.
The contemporary character of the two last techniques permits the artist, along with abstraction, figurative or not, to free his pictural language more easily.
The artist drives a constant dialogue between the brush and the canvas, just like a dialogue between two friends: always in evolution; but, the emotion, the feeling, the idea and the freedom of the moment of the artist during the work-in-progress are far more important than the observed model. Finally, the completed work is a series of analysis and synthesis where the last one is the vital lead. The artist works from the outside of a model towards it's inside, always keeping something of the outside; thus, trying to show at the same time both perspectives. It is a constant strive towards the base of reality, less realism; the artist is also an actor and a witness; furthermore, the outside and inside exist at the same time, even if the human eye can't see both at the same time.