Category Archives for Originals

A painting of Marc Séguin paired with an abstract painting representing his style

“Dear Painters”: My Love Letter to Quebec Artists

Marc Séguin, oil on linen, 16×32″, 2018 “Dear Painters”: My Love Letter to Quebec ArtistsThe story behind a 2018 series I painted in tribute to the Quebec artists who shaped me – Marc Séguin, Charles Daudelin (sculptor), Betty Goodwin, Marcel Barbeau, and more.

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Meeting a pantheon of the greatest painters in Francis Bacon's studio.

7 Reece Mews: Meeting a Pantheon of Painters in Francis Bacon’s Studio

7 Reece Mews (Cézanne, Francis Bacon, Giacometti and Rembrandt), oil on linen, 67”X91”, 2017 7 Reece Mews: A Mystical Meeting of Painters in Francis Bacon’s StudioIn this transcendent scene, I visit Francis Bacon’s studio to look in on an imagined meeting between a pantheon of familiar faces.

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Nietzsche's madness crisis when meeting a horse depicted in painting.

The Turin Horse – Did Empathy Drive Nietzsche to Madness?

The Turin Horse, oil on linen, 67″X60″, 2018 The Turin Horse – Did Empathy Drive Nietzsche to Madness?In this painting, I depicted The Turin Horse in a somber scene that questions the effects empathy had on the psyche of Friedrich Nietzsche.

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The ultimate portrait of the Quebecois writer Michel Tremblay with a tender gaze.

Michel Tremblay – A Look of Implacable Tenderness

Michel Tremblay, oil on linen, 46X46 inches, 2018, private collection. Michel Tremblay – A Look of Implacable TendernessVisually Michel Tremblay can only be presented frontally, without detour. There is no ambiguity in him, no enigmatic shadow, no artifice.

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Frida Kahlo, a wildly strong and free woman artist painted in soft tones.

Frida Kahlo: Painting Nightmares, Vulnerability, and Strength

Frida Kahlo, oil on linen, 36X30 inches, 2016, private collection. Frida Kahlo: Painting Nightmares, Vulnerability, and StrengthI painted her skin in grey tones, swept up by wild winds. I contrasted the solemnity of Greek statues with her image of Mexican exuberance.

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Samuel Beckett III, oil on linen, 38X23 inches, 2017

Samuel Beckett: A Wild Bird

Samuel Beckett III, oil on linen, 38X23 inches, 2017 Samuel Beckett: A Wild BirdPainting portraits of artists is an opportunity for me to integrate the subtleties of their work, which is something I love doing.

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Nicolas de Staël, oil on linen, 135cm X 183cm, 2013

Nicolas de Staël: Somewhere Between Abstraction and Figuration

Nicolas de Staël, oil on linen, 135cm X 183cm, 2013 [2013 Throwback] Nicolas de Staël: Somewhere Between Abstraction and FigurationMy love affair with painting began when I was a teen reading the books of Albert Camus in the Folio Gallimard edition. 

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Robert Lepage, oil on linen, 48X42 inches, 2019

Robert Lepage: Russian Dolls of the Spirit

Robert Lepage, oil on linen, 48X42 inches, 2019 Robert Lepage: Russian Dolls of the SpiritTo see a Robert Lepage play is to enter into a vast network of correspondences.

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Réjean Ducharme, oil on linen, 48X42 inches, 2018. Photo : Guy L’Heureux

Réjean Ducharme: Capturing a Desire for Anonymity

Réjean Ducharme, oil on linen, 48X42 inches, 2018. Photo : Guy L’Heureux Réjean Ducharme: Capturing a Desire for Anonymity How does one paint the portrait of a man who, like Réjean Ducharme, fled the public eye as if his life depended on it? 

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Richard Wagner, oil on linen, 48X42 inches, 2018, private collection, UK

Richard Wagner: A Profound Cataclysm

Richard Wagner, oil on linen, 48X42 inches, 2018, private collection, UK Richard Wagner: A Profound CataclysmRichard Wagner wanted to do for the human voice what Beethoven had done for instrumental music: to create a profound cataclysm.

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