I was born in Montreal, my parents were from Gaspésie, my love of the river undoubtedly has its roots there. So few links predestined me to art. Little moments; an uncle who knew how to draw and who did it with pleasure at my request. A plastic arts teacher in elementary school, a personality who ignited a curiosity for matter, opened up a space to create. An art gallery around the corner, L’Art français, which featured paintings by Marc-Aurèle Fortin.
As a child in the 1950s, I was passionate about modeling in modeling clay. In the 1960s drawing and oil painting took over. In 1965 the meeting with a painter of Russian origin, Nicolas Tzanoff, acquaintance of my father, who increased my passion for oil tenfold. Since 1970 I have been doing my framing. In 1979 I left Montreal to settle in a ruined cabin along the river which I restored alone from A to Z and which I still live in today.
In the 80s and 90s I was present in galleries in Montreal and Quebec. Since then, artistic cabinetmaking has taken over, and today I combine my two passions. I don’t do sports except walking, especially in the forest, but I love winter as you can see in my paintings. I paint almost exclusively on masonite, that’s what suits me best.
259, Chemin du Rocher
Cap St-Ignace, Québec, G0R 1H0
Tél : (418) 246-5558