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I am an Artist and a Scientist. Both of them are inside my brain at the same time. Difficult to make them happy! I struggled a long part of my life because of that. But now, they reconciled and live in peace together. Oh! They still clash from time to time. But hey! It’s part of life and it’s a great joy to look at them quarrelling!
I got a diploma from an Engineering School in Montreal in 1983 (already?) and worked for almost twenty years in computer science. That being said, let’s talk about the important things here, the Fine Art.
Interested in drawing nature as early as childhood, it is only at the age of 30 that I took my first art lessons in my home town. During these years I tried many mediums and among others, dry pastel. It was an instant passion for that medium. In 1998 Juan Cristobal, a well known landscape painter in Quebec, shared his passion for painting, teaching me pastel and oil techniques, painting composition as well as the use of light and color. Always eager to learn new techniques, I took many workshops with well known Quebec painters.
In 2003, I took 6 months off work, devoting my time to painting, developing my creativity and exploring my own style (and thought about quitting my day job…).
In 2007, I finally began my full time painter career intertwined with computer science contracts to bring bread and butter on the table.