Sunday, March 6, 2011

Corsica


A sweet little drawing.

I love how the trees are surrounded by the ruins, the little weather vane...
This is I believe from Corsica.

Talking

From Madagascar. It did not matter whether native or colonial, rich or poor, Monty made endering and quirky all his subjects. He loved to show I feel what made us all so much the same one human race.

waiting...

A favorite. Perhaps a study for a painting, or for some illustration work for a news paper ; as he always did work of that type to scrape a living.

people - quick sketches

My grandfather loved to sketch people, he always did so with delicate humour and quirkiness.  He was constantly observing and drawing all around him. My grandmother used to say he would use any kind of paper which made it difficult to preserve his work. Some time it was what ever paper had been wraping the meat or cake she brought in!

Monday, October 25, 2010


This is a simple little sketch of my mom as a child. Though a humble quick little drawing, yet a wonderful one, with humour and his unmatched sens of observation.

This is a beautiful pastel portrait of my grand mother Genevieve by Monty. His pastel technique was so soft and vibrant with organic forms that feel so alive. There is something truly loving in his gesture.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Still life




No date or place written here and nothing I can recognize there exept perhaps for the vase which might be a little Valauris vase that came to me from my sister recently and Gege before that. I could be wrong. What is wonderful here is this gathering of personal and familiar objects that are like a subjective self portrait. A small glimpse into the soul of a man I have only faint memories of alive, but countless of accounts of him all strange, comical and wonderful.

About Me

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I have 2 main passions: Painting & Martial Art and 1 guiding path: Buddhism. These fill my life along with work and my wonderful friends. But I am also crazy about many other things! I've been living in Canada for +20 years but I was born and raised in France and Martinique... I am inspired by Canada: a magnificent land and culture, and by Haida art, Inuit art, Russian Art of the communist era, the 60's and art by Klee and many others... In my Art I use fine watercolours, inks, pencils and what ever I find! ...I paint on Arches watercolour papers, drift wood, wood panels... I try to communicate the hidden connection between the natural world and the human world.