Francois Fournier

Francois Fournier


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About Francois Fournier

Nature varies itself relentlessly. It is my contact with this constantly changing environment that inspires my creations. By observing its shifting seasons, days, hours, or moods, I interpret the same area differently every time I return to it. I find that when I revisit a location, nature has renewed itself: light and atmosphere may have changed various physical features and modified curves, colours and textures.

Throughout my production, I have learned to discover the natural world more intensely. I believe I capture its true essence a little more every time. Nature seems to reveal a few more secrets; whenever, I am in touch with it.

My painting style could be qualified as impressionist-expressionist. My painting mediums are oil paint and oil pastel. However, it is my close relationship with nature; that gives me the most satisfaction. When I paint, I enjoy familiarizing myself with a variety of details that I probably would have overlooked in another context.

My paintings are the offspring of an intimate relationship between nature and myself.

Place of Birth – Residence
Saint-Jean sur Richelieu, Qc., Canada – Sherbrooke, Qc., Canada

Oil pastel and oil paint

Formal Training
B.A. with honours
Fine Arts, studio major
Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, Qc., Canada1998

Professional Affiliations
OPAI (Oil Pastel Association International), 2002-03
Les Ateliers de la Montagne, 2001- 2003
Créatio, 2000

Professional Involvement
Founding President, Les Ateliers de la Montagne, 2001
Secretary, Les Ateliers de la Montagne, 2002-03
Visual Arts Representative, Comité d’action culture, CLD du Granit, 1998-2000
Drawing and Painting Teacher, at my studio and with community services, 1997-2009
Fine art teacher, Sherbrooke School Board, 2005-2009

Group Expositions
Exposition- Galerie d’art de Dudswell, 2008-2012
Exposition ‘‘Bonheur d’été 2009’’, Musée Uplands, Sherbrooke, 2009
Le Printemps des artistes, MRC du Granit, 2002-2008
La grande virée artistique, Sherbrooke, 2005
‘‘Artistes sur le champ’’ Symposium, Chambly, Qc. 2003
‘‘Les jardins d’Emma’’ Symposium, St- Hilaire, Qc. 2003
‘‘Bromont en art’’ Symposium, Bromont, Qc. 2003
‘‘Festiv’art’’ Symposium, Frelighburg, Qc. 2003
Ateliers de la Montagne Art Circuit, 2000 – 2003
‘‘Art estivale’’Gallery, Lac-Mégantic, Qc. 1995 – 2003
Lac-Mégantic Public Library Art Exposition, Lac-Mégantic, Qc. 1998 – 2002
Visual Art Symposium, Lac-Mégantic, Qc. 2000 – 2002
Sherbrooke Fine Arts Museum Art Auction, Sherbrooke, Qc.1999 – 2002
Creatio, Cultural Centre J.A. Bombardier, Valcours, Qc. 2000 – 2002
Creatio, Azur Centre, Magog, Qc. 2000
Creatio, Orford Art Centre, Orford, Qc. 1999-2000
‘‘Regarder et percevoir’’, Sherbrooke Fine Arts Museum, Sherbrooke, Qc. 2000
Creatio, Sherbrooke Fine Arts Museum, Sherbrooke, Qc. 2000
Creatio, Bishop’s University Art Gallery, Lennoxville, Qc.1999

Trio Exposition
Art Sutton Gallery, Sutton, Qc. 2003

Solo Expositions
Salle Monique Dumaine-Bourque, Lac-M.egantic, Qc, 2013
Cultural Center, Rock Forest, 2010
Art-Inter Gallery, Sherbrooke, Qc. 2000
Lac-Mégantic Public Library, Lac-Mégantic, Qc.1998

Art Galleries
Gallery of the fine Arts museum of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Qc.

Corporate Collection
Loto-Québec, Montreal, Qc.

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