of a singer and of a handicraft woman, Daniel was born, in 1952, at
Sainte-Anne de Bellevue in the province of Quebec (Canada).
parents encouraged his artistic creativity at an early age. His daily
companions were piano, organ, saxophone and clarinet until he
discovered his true love for drawing.
his music sheets were covered with rough sketches that will later be
used for his first attempts with oil painting.
Daniel took some industrial drawing courses and acquired a certain
self discipline that still helps him today.
a self- taught artist, Daniel would often visit art galleries and read
art books as artistic pursuits. Attracted by the energy of colors, he
studied the Masters and, at the same time, he discovered the colorful
Quebec landscape. He took a mentor and spent an entire year assimilating
his teacher's advises and finally created his own palette of colors that
still identify him today.
visiting the province of Quebec for sites to paint, he fell in love with
the tranquillity, the landscapes and the colors of the Charlevoix region.
This is when and where his true painting romance began
keeping a permanent employment, Daniel participated in many workshops
throughout this region and he became friendly with other nature-loving
and landscape painters. These relationships helped Daniel to perfect his
style and Charlevoix gradually became his Eden where he can best express
his passion for painting.
work evokes his fascination for wide-open spaces. Moreover, his use of
shadows and lights, his dancing houses and agitated skies are like poems
that profess his love for this part of the country.
1990, Daniel's drawing and colorful palette improved greatly as he
continued his studies and further discovered hidden jewels of the
Charlevoix region. One can meet him on the roads, in the fields, on the
beaches or in the mountains seeking for details or scenes to paint.
paintbrushes marvelously translate the brightness and the life of the
village church and houses. His tones radiate an intensity that stretches
lazily trough out the valley.
has continuously looked for a place that would mirror his inner soul. He
decided to leave his employment and to concentrate all his energy into
his painting career. He made his home in Charlevoix where he finds the
essence of his creativity.
you ask Daniel a simple question like: “What is your favorite season?”
His reply will be: “Look all around, there is always something to
his free times, he likes to escape into nature. Chances are that you
will be able to find him on a back road or in a field concentrating on a
believes in his passion and nourishes himself of this sacred flame that
warms up the heart of anyone when viewing the immensity with open arms.
in the nature and stirred by the wind, he embraces this landscape
passionately and, he puts his paintbrushes to work in order to
permanently capture what he sees and what he feels
feeling of liberty“Oh!
Liberty... to interpret the Lord's creation into words and songs at any
time and for eternity."
Daniel drafts a sketchhe
visualizes the canvas, he conceives in his mind's eye the flow of colors
and he feels swept away by the mysticism of a memory where he can retire
in a world of fantasies. Then he begins creating the images of his
dreams and lost in the excitement of giving and overwhelmed by his work,
Daniel steps into a world of joy and happiness.
Daniel has stopped to contemplate diamonds on the Saint-Lawrence River
or to admire the mirage around those famous capes of Charlevoix. He has
also very often hurried to witness the sunrise or sunset in order to
find his various tones.
he has watched the clouds and has dreamed of these marvelous spots,
wonderful landscapes, valleys and mountains where great winds cause the
pine trees to bend on top of the capes of Charlevoix.
is a sense of immensity in Daniel's paintings and the strength of his
skies evokes the majesty of the mountains. His work reflects his passion
and Charlevoix is Daniel’s nest where he continues his adventure
toward maturity and excellence.