Gilles was born in Mascouche, a small town
located north of Montreal, QC. At a very early age, he demonstrated an
ability to draw and paint. After completing high school, he enrolled
in the Canadian military but still his passion for painting in different
mediums continued. After his service, he focused on advancing his
skills as a Plein-Air artist, working mostly with oil and acrylic and
searching for the perfect landscape to paint. Committed to lifelong
learning and advancement of his skills, he continues to seek opportunities
to develop his abilities. From landscape to portraiture to still life,
Gilles has developed a passion for all subject matters - he enjoys the
challenge that each subject offers.
I have always possessed a great love of
painting. My artisitic passion has challenged me to attempt different
styles and mediums throughout my painting career. The impressionists
have been influential to my style and where I find my best bushstokes.
I find the process of creating artwork fulfilling and rewarding.