Check out my recent portraits ( in Drawings) done during Portrait Ateliers on Tuesday evenings at the Académie des Beaux-arts du Québec where I am a part-time teacher. You can see the Académie’s page on facebook ACBAQC thanks to Nathael, Estelle and Stephanie for posing!
3. Language is the key If culture is a treasure chest, language is the key. Most of Italy is pure concentrated culture. Some of its places are pillars of western civilization. Therefore, a decent knowledge of the Italian language becomes indispensable to enjoy it fully. Sure, you can experience its landmarks without speaking a word […]
1. Quality over quantity In Italy, quality often prevails over quantity, even in the smallest things. Coffee is the best example. When I arrived in Florence—as any average North American—I was used to getting my coffee in a 500ml cup with cream and sugar. When I left 4 years later, I was drinking only plain […]
IMPERIAL DRAGONS PROJECT (2016) In August 2016, I was fortunate to land an illustration contract with the Montreal Botanical Garden. My task was to paint 7 dragons to decorate 7 panels behind a replica of the Chinese emperor’s throne. Considerable pressure was involved since it would the main attraction of the “Magic of Lanterns” […]