November 23rd, my birthday and "world's watercolor day"...
I was only 5, and living in Magog, when my father decided to buy an art store, Art & Photo inc. He felt right away that I was anxious to touch to everything in the art's departement. He gave me "carte blanche" to expirement with arts n' crafts and collage. It did not take long before I wanted to invest myself, aside from my studies, into fine arts. I took the time to experiment with oils, pastels, charcoal and other mediums, but I chose watercolor for its brilliance, transparency, purity and challenges. Now a days, I also appreciates the enviro-friendly side of watercolor.
Through photography, I learned to see and describe the brightness of light and shade, their shapes an wide range of delicate nuances. My many original photographs are the source and inspiration of my paintings. They are the result of a meticulous choice of pigments to render texture or silkyness, pure whites or luminous darks.
With watercolor I express myself, my moods... without words, and brings out the warmth and radiance of luminosity through my subjects even in a cloudy setting. I will make you feel the wind, the fog, the hot humidity of the sea breeze coming in, or the warm morning sun on flowers, or the cool colors of sundown.