“My advice is to not always paint a subject from nature. Art is an abstraction; distance it from nature through your reverie and rather imagine the resulting creation.” – Gauguin
Raynald Leclerc was born in 1961 in Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, a hamlet located on the River flats. The passage of foreign bound ships and the rhythm of tides remain the scenic reference for his personal propensity to always take a step further and look ahead in his creation as in life.
The painter has been applying this principle through all aspects of his inventive universe for some thirty-seven years. And even more, perhaps, for this series of twenty-five paintings gathered under the title “À vol d’oiseau” A Bird’s-eye View.
Text by Michel Bois
From May 4 to May 11, 2019
Vernissage Saturday May 4 at 12 pm
À la Galerie Internationale, 87, rue Saint-Pierre, Québec 418 692-1152