My favourite subjects
I paint landscapes that stir and surround me. The privilege of residing once again in the countryside enables me to relive hikes in the forest, daily fishing treks, along with all that was then taken for granted as a child. My environment unequivocally feeds my subject and by immersing myself in it I can successfully render its different ambiences.
Creating a portrait is first and foremost for me a connexion which allows me to observe, probe thoughts and study the moods of those I hold dear. My challenge is to get you involved in the dialogue.
Having lived in downtown Montreal and frequently roamed The City of Light and different North American cities, it is nostalgia that is the obvious inspiration. Painting cityscapes allow me to dive back into a rich array of sensations reliving its smells, lights, sounds, crowds and the endless movement that animates city life.