Painting a Country
Sunshine fills painter Roger Ricard’s studio. The double doors, with glass panes painted by the artist, open to a coloured explosion of paintings upon paintings with vibrant scenes as heart-warming as a tight embrace in the heart of winter.
With either his landscapes or his fanciful interiors, Roger Ricard invites us into a dreamlike universe filled with fantasy, joy and humour. An experienced painter who is celebrating his 50th year of career, his artistic signature features vivid colours, fluid movements, rhythm of lines and a balanced composition in shapes as much as in tonalities. He is an instinctive artist who interprets his subjects and exaggerates the aspects he loves. “What I paint is not real, it comes from my imagination,” says the artist, which is part of the reason why admiring his works procures such a great feeling.
Text by Isabelle Gauthier
Represented by :
Galerie Céleste, Saint-Sauveur
Lumière au pinceau, Shawinigan
Pousette Gallery, Vancouver
Sunshine fills painter Roger Ricard’s studio…
When Chantal Malek has something in mind, nothing can stop her. Once she sets her goal, this shining comet catalyses all of her efforts towards fulfilling her dream and overcomes with aplomb any challenge hindering her path.
From a clear initial vision grounded in her instinct, all of her wishes materialize, one after another, thanks to her audacity and determination anchored to an entrepreneurial spirit. “Once I have a plan in mind, I always take long-term decisions to ensure its realization. We must believe in our capabilities and seek-out what we desire without relying on anyone’s help, seeing our ideas through to the end,” says the artist with confidence. She trusts life and is firmly convinced that everything is accessible, a principle that allows her to go forward and remain undaunted.
Text by Lisanne Le Tellier
When Chantal Malek has something in mind, nothing can stop her…
Delight in discovery
A man of few words, Michel Mecteau nevertheless speaks volume through his brushes as he reveals a universe essentially composed of brilliant colours and graceful arabesques.
Facing the canvas, the artist’s creative verve is almost boundless, nurtured by an eye that constantly views all that surrounds him in terms of subjects and values. Definitely figurative, his landscapes nonetheless radiate an atmosphere of enchantment rendered in a vibrant palette that goes beyond reality and generous compositions where omnipresent curves lead the eye into graceful waltz. Typical Quebec heritage houses thread along winding roads, forming a lengthy coloured necklace, bordered by imposing mountains with rugged hillsides.
Text by Lisanne Le Tellier
A man of few words, Michel Mecteau nevertheless speaks volume through his brushes as he reveals a universe essentially composed of brilliant colours and graceful arabesques…