Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1945. The Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec gave him a teacher's degree in 1969. The artist teached French and History in a Junior High School near Montreal for thirty years.
He studied music in 1970 and practices piano, organ, keyboards as a professionnal musician since. From 1975 to 1985, took lessons in visual arts and is a professionnal painter since 1986. The painter participated in many group and some solo exhibitions in Canada and Europe.
Recent achievments: Édouard-Montpetit medal from the University of Montreal Foundation in 2004; academician medal from Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec and silver medal from Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec, in 2007; silver medal from the Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs du Québec in 2008; in 2009, exhibitor at the Biennale of Contemporary Arts in Florence, Italy.
The artist studied many genres in visual arts: from realism, hyper-realism right to today's digital computor art, and abstraction. He experimented different techniques: pencil, crayons, ink, water color, oil, acrylic, mix-media.
The contemporary charactger of the two last techniques permits the artist, along with abstraction, figurative or not, to free his pictural language more easily.
The artist drives a constant dialogue between the brush and the canvas, just like a dialogue between two friends: always in evolution; but, the emotion, the feeling, the idea and the freedom of the moment of the artist during the work-in-progress are far more important than the observed model. Finally, the completed work is a series of analysis and synthesis where the last one is the vital lead. The artist works from the outside of a model towards it's inside, always keeping something of the outside; thus, trying to show at the same time both perspectives. It is a constant strive towards the base of reality, less realism; the artist is also an actor and a witness; furthermore, the outside and inside exist at the same time, even if the human eye can't see both at the same time.
The artist lives in Oka, Quebec, Canada; it is a small country community thirty five miles west of Montreal.