Growing up in Montreal, Quebec, the world of art and design captured my imagination from an early age. The idea that something as simple as colors and shapes could come together to create something beautiful and meaningful seemed very magical to me. This fascination with the creative process has always led me to pursue a career in the arts, and I went on to study Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Digital Art . After completing my education, I began my professional career as an illustrator. It wasn't long before my unique style and innovative approach began to gain recognition, and my work was soon featured in prestigious publications such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, and Catapult Magazine. These early successes opened the door to a wide range of opportunities in various industries, including advertising, publishing, and entertainment. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work with a diverse range of nationally and internationally recognized clients. From designing graphics and concepts for video games to creating murals for theme parks, my work has spanned across various mediums and industries. I have been commissioned by prominent publications such as Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, BusinessWeek, and Time Magazine, among others. I have also had the opportunity to work collaboratively on the design of sculptures and props for the Beijing Cube Water Park, which won a WWA Industry Innovation Award. One of my most notable achievements was collaborating on the design of the Dollywood Mystery Mine in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which won the Theme Park Insider Award for Best New Attraction of the Year.
This project allowed me to showcase my creative abilities on a grand scale, working alongside a team of talented individuals to create an immersive and unforgettable experience for visitors. Despite these accomplishments, I never lost sight of my passion for fine art. Over the years, I have continued to explore and push the boundaries of my artistic abilities, always seeking to create unique and thought-provoking pieces that challenge the status quo and offer a fresh perspective on the world around us. Currently residing in Orillia, Ontario, I find myself constantly inspired by the natural beauty and cultural richness of my surroundings. Whether working on a new project or simply enjoying the outdoors, I strive to infuse my work with the same sense of wonder and creativity that has fueled my career for over 30 years.
Artist Statement :
Is an artistic style that merges conceptual and psychological elements to explore the complexities of the human mind and its relationship with the world. It delves into the realms of thought, emotions, perceptions, and the subconscious, aiming to evoke introspection and provoke intellectual and emotional responses from the viewer.As an artist, my work is inspired by everything I see, sense, and experience. I draw on a range of artistic movements and cultural phenomena, including Fantastic Realism, Modernist art, Pop-Culture, and Film Noir, to name a few. These diverse influences inform my work, allowing me to create pieces that are both innovative and deeply rooted in tradition. At the heart of my artistic vision is a desire to explore the inner psyche of individuals in society. Rather than simply depicting reality as it appears, I aim to interpret the emotional and psychological states of my subjects. By exploring the inner world of my subjects, I seek to unveil the hypocritical facades that people often use to protect themselves from the world. This approach allows my work to be honest and authentic, offering a closer look at the reality of human experience. My artistic process is both instinctive and intentional, and I never limit myself to mimicking reality. Instead, I strive to interpret the emotional inner psyche of my subjects in a fitting representation. This enables me to create works that are closer to reality, while still offering a unique perspective that encourages viewers to question their own assumptions and beliefs. Whether exploring the darker side of human nature or celebrating the beauty of everyday life, my work is informed by a deep understanding of the human experience and a commitment to expressing it through my art. Through my work, I hope to offer viewers a glimpse into the complex and multifaceted world of human emotions and experiences.