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Solo Art Exhibition : « Les rêves de l’ailleurs »

I am pleased to invite you to my next solo exhibition titled “Les rêves de l’ailleurs” (Dreams of the Elsewhere) which will take place at la salle Multifonction de la bibliothèque Multiculturelle of Laval (Quebec), throughout the month of September 2018. In this exhibition, you will be able to see my most recent series of artworks, the one I worked on from January to the end of June 2018. It is a series of oil and cold wax medium landscape paintings…

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Going Back to Painting  After a Break

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to go back to work out after taking a break? The longer the break, the more you have to fight against yourself to move and exercise. It looks like you have forgotten all the good you get from working out and you find a lot of “good” reasons to wait until the next day to start again.

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Painting and Travel

Have you ever experienced the amplification of your senses when travelling abroad? The sky does not have the same color and you constantly look to the sky to admire the dance of clouds. You pay attention to the music of the local language, to the birdsongs, the sound of the waves and the rumours of the everyday life of the inhabitants of this foreign city. Local food is an adventure for your palate and you are more sensitive to the textures of the stone…

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Painting in Series: What, Why, How

If you have ever visited a collective exhibition of paintings following no particular topic, you probably noticed how disparate artworks are. There are oil paintings as well as watercolor artworks, abstract and figurative, portraits and landscapes, large and small works. No consistency, no common thread, no clue to the artists’ process. Even if the artworks, taken individually, are beautiful, the whole is rather chaotic. Painting series offer a whole different…

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Coming Soon: Exposition des artistes de Lorraine et invités (2018)

I will participate in the 2018 edition of the collective art exhibit “Exposition des artistes de Lorraine et invités” that will take place at la Maison Garth in Ville de Lorraine (Quebec) in late May and early June 2018. All the information in the following. Title of the exhibition: Exposition des artistes de Lorraine et invités (2018). Exhibitors: Artists from Ville de Lorraine and surroundings. Mostly painters. Duration: May 25 to June 3, 2018…

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7 Ways to Improve Your Creativity

I know that I look very creative with this blog and the one in French containing hundreds of articles and all those paintings, however, my relationship with creativity has not always been harmonious or productive. Through the good and the bad moments of this relationship, I noticed the beneficial impact of several elements on my creativity. I share them with you in hoping they will help you in your artistic practice.

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Photos of an Experiment: Acrylic and Oil Paintings in Relief-2

Today, I show you to the remains of my acrylic and oil painting experiments. If you missed the previous blog post, just click here to read it . In this new series of experimental paintings, I wanted first of all: To work in a slightly larger size (8 x 10 inches / 20.3 x 25.4 cm). To try new collage elements and…To deeper explore the idea of extending the texture beyond the wood panels. As for the previous painting series, I began by sealing the wood panels with…

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Photos of an Experiment: Acrylic and Oil Paintings in Relief

As ideas of things I would like to try comes to me, I note them down on a scrap piece of paper, which I later glue in a notebook. Many will stay unexplored due to a lack of time, resources or interest, but when an idea obsesses me to the point that I can’t stop thinking about it even when I’m working on another project, I know I must give it a chance and devote time to it.

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The Solo Exhibition “Coup de coeur pour un artiste” has just begun!

Do you remember my first solo show which had been postponed? Well, I am pleased to announce that the installation was done yesterday and that the exhibition has just begun and will be held until March 31, 2018, at the public library of Ville de Lorraine. At this art exhibition, you can see 15 abstract oil and cold wax paintings from my series on 9 x 12 inches polyester film created in 2016 and at the beginning of 2017, as well as 2 digital art prints…

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2018 or The Transient Present

Before writing this blog post, I review my old articles published at the beginning of the previous years. By the way, did you know that I blog about my experience and discoveries in art since September 2011? Yeah, it’s been a long time! From 2013 to 2015, instead of making New Year’s resolutions, I intuitively chose a symbolic word serving as an anchor for the year’s energy. In 2013, it was “creativity”, in 2014 “personal fulfillment” and …

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The End of 2017 and a Special Project for 2018

Like many of you, I imagine, the end of the year is an opportunity for me to look back at what I have accomplished and make plans for the coming year. I used to write a list of the numbers: blog posts, visitors on my blogs (I also have a blog in French), paintings created, and more. This year, however, these numbers do not interest me at all.

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