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En trois temps, acrylique, 38 x 54 po, 2015

Normand Ménard

As Untamed as Can Be

Delight in Discovery

“Like an open-road traveller, I capture images, I absorb glances, occurrences, objects that touch my inner being. And, I transform them like an alchemist defying the test of time.” – Normand Ménard.

If there is one painter inevitably associated with the village of Val-David, it’s none other than Normand Ménard who has been a resident for 35 years. Whether visiting friends or local collectors, City offices or public places, you are almost certain to come upon a “Ménard”. The artist has had a prolific career and his production has remained constant through the years.  Abonnez-vous au contenu de notre site internet pour lire ce texte. Subscribe to our Website content to read more


Text by Robert Lafontaine

Inspired by native art, our favorite untamed artist also sculpts totems which are integral parts of his artistic process. His forthcoming solo exhibition will be held in 2017, from February 2 to 26, on the magnificent “Place des Citoyens” in Sainte-Adèle. An occasion not to be missed. Walls are at the ready to receive Ménard’s works. I will be there, will you?

“Like an open-road traveller, I capture images, I absorb glances, occurrences, objects that touch my inner being…

Yvon Lemieux

My Art and Journey

Painting a Country

Yvon Lemieux was born in the small parish of St. Pascal in Québec. He began painting at the age of 16; it has now been 50 years. Where does time go when you are having fun? Yvon started his artistic journey doing pencil drawings of the people he observed in the town square. He feels very lucky to have had a teacher in the eighth grade who was an artist and had displayed his paintings on the classroom walls. Yvon was soon trying to replicate what he saw; he began to play with colours, forms and shapes on canvas. Keen observation, drawing, composition and colour harmonies were the most difficult elements for him to learn.

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Text by Valerie Kent

Yvon Lemieux is represented by:

Galerie Q

1521 County Road 10, Cavan, Ontario, L0A 1C0

Phone: (705) 944-8888

www.galerie-q.com

 

 

Yvon Lemieux was born in the small parish of St. Pascal in Québec. He began painting at the age of 16; it has now been 50 years. Where does time go when you are having fun? Yvon started his…

Clémence DesRochers

Live Your Life, No More No Less

Great Encounter

“Art should be a part of life and life a part of art.”Marie D’Agoult, 1849.

Much tenderness, plenty of love, a great deal of generosity and truthfulness! Through humour or song, when writing or drawing, Clémence DesRochers always remains true to herself. She never engages in self-censorship of her personality and talent.

As it happens, on April 23, 2015, Madame DesRochers’ drawings entered the Museum through the front door. The artist’s lesser known works are, in fact, part of a group of objects donated to the museum by collector René Jacob, a long time friend with whom she has collaborated for quite some time, creating images to the written words of the poet, author and editor, also pharmacist. They have been entertaining this prolific friendship, in all liberty, for the past 15 years. He wrote! She drew! Based on René Jacob’s own family pictures, the collection in a way paints a portrait of Québec society during an era that has become our heritage.

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Text by Michel Bois 

To purchase drawings, contact Louise Collette or Clémence via the website clemencedesrochers.ca. All monies from the sale of works benefit the Les Impatients non-profit organization.

Much tenderness, plenty of love, a great deal of generosity and truthfulness! Through humour or song, when writing or drawing…

Nathalie Frenière

Luminous Impressions

Thumbnail Sketches

“Before judging a painting, seek to understand what the artist wished to express and do not condemn him for the sacrifices he had to make to better render his thought. Ingenuity consists mainly in daring to put forth the necessary efforts, however great they may be.”– Anatole France.

After studies in graphic design, at a time when everything was done by hand, and a fifteen years career of sustained efforts that produced such prestigious logos as Adidas and SNC Lavalin, came the era of digital technology and the infamous Photoshop software which required further training in order to stay abreast of the competition.

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Text by Michel Bois

Nathalie Frenière is represented : Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, USA – Westmont Gallery, Toronto, ON – Galerie d’art Vigneault, Repentigny, QC

After studies in graphic design, at a time when everything was done by hand, and a fifteen years career of sustained efforts…

OTTAWA

The Alexander Colville exhibition at the National Gallery is running until September 7, 2015 and although I have mentioned it before I feel it must be mentioned again because the chance of this many paintings, more than 250, as well as more than a hundred preparatory drawings is rare. In short, the exhibition probably contains every image painted by this iconic Canadian artist you will ever want to see.

Summer 2015

The Alexander Colville exhibition at the National Gallery is running until September 7, 2015 and although I have mentioned it before…

Marcel Mussely

Studio Visit

A nice summer day in Longueuil, a quiet street where houses are surrounded by gardens and shaded by trees: we breathe easily here and experience a feeling of wellbeing, far away from the city yet so near.

This is the environment in which Marcel Mussely has chosen to establish residence, in 1973, selecting a home oriented towards the northern light. Essential to his work, the light floods his studio, which was renovated and enlarged a few years back to enable him to paint oversized canvases. For, Marcel Mussely is a painter in his heart and soul and has always been, irregardless of the fact that he worked in advertising for more than 25 years following studies in Commercial Illustration at the Famous Artist School of Westport, Connecticut.

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Texte by Catherine Guex

 

A nice summer day in Longueuil, a quiet street where houses are surrounded by gardens and shaded by trees: we breathe easily here and experience a feeling…

Normand Hudon

Scathing Visual Satires

On Exhibit

A man of diverse talents, Normand Hudon initially made his mark with a large segment of the public by ingeniously taking visual gibes at society, notably through cartoons published in a multitude of weeklies, periodicals and dailies such as Le Devoir and La Presse. Alongside these activities, having studied the arts in Montreal and Paris, Hudon also paints. From as early as 1947, his works are regularly exhibited in Quebec, Canada and France. He is also commissioned to create four ceiling panels for the Energy Pavilion at Expo 67. He later publishes a humoristic monthly magazine and founds the Normand-Hudon Academy which provides correspondence courses in drawing techniques.

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 Text by Lisanne LeTellier

A man of diverse talents, Normand Hudon initially made his mark with a large segment of the public by ingeniously…

Soul Catcher

The Art of John Gould

The art of drawing

Great art has great presence. It has visual impact. It draws you to the work and holds your attention, partly because of the artist’s style, partly because of his or her subject matter.

Canadian artist John Gould (1929-2010) is recognized mostly for his consistently high quality, mesmerizing drawings, a medium he favored. “Painting and sculpture are slow and maddeningly indirect,” he writes, in John Gould Journals , 1996. “Art materials in all their bulky complexity have a way of overwhelming the work. All that labor is honorable, but it slows you down. That’s why I’ve spent my life drawing; it’s finally just me and the paper. To pull a line across the page is to feel a quickening of brain and muscle. To draw is to join real time.”

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Text by John Norris

Photos are courtesy of the Roberts Gallery

 

Great art has great presence. It has visual impact. It draws you to the work and holds your attention, partly because of the artist’s style…