Born in Quebec in 1954, Gilles Bédard demonstrated a certain artistic talent very early on. Loving to create from nature, it is spontaneously that Gilles will stop to sketch the unusual character of a scene that will have struck him. Using different techniques such as acrylic, oil, pastel and charcoal, her first concern nevertheless remains light.
As a young man, Gilles joined the ranks of the Canadian Coast Guard, a job that took him aboard icebreakers to the Arctic. The silence of this desert region marked him deeply as it was enveloping. After four years at sea, the life of an artist proved an irresistible attraction for him.
His works are music, a luminous vibration, a fleeting moment captured on canvas. Often inspired by the landscapes of Charlevoix, his paintings are treated in a very whimsical way. Gilles specializes in summer landscapes, because he knows how to paint foliage and assign them unique colors. His winter scenes, however, are imbued with an exquisite warmth.
“I see my art as a cry from the heart, as the spontaneous release of everything I feel inside of me. I love this freedom that creation brings me and I could not live, as so many others do, in the dreary constraints of everyday life. »