Born in Montreal in 1943, Andre Perreault has begun his studies in Venezuela and Trinidad. From his childhood he was attracted by the musical world as much as visual art. At that time, he already likes to draw classmates and his heroes: Roy Rogers, Elvis, Hemingway …
Songwriter he lives in the world of chansonniers and in 1973 he won an award at the National popular song contest organized by Radio-Canada. (The Song title: au cœur de l’indien)
Two years later, he graduated from graphic arts at Ahuntsic College in Montreal and then, with the help of the artist Allan Edwards, making his first attempts in watercolor. Fascinated by this whimsical art, he exclusively devoted himself to it for more than twenty years. On June 1978, he gave his last concert as a tribute to Félix Leclerc called Hommage à Félix Leclerc, at the Metro Theatre Centre in Vancouver. By leaving the scene, he expressed in his own way, his recognition to a great man whose works are and will still remain a constant source of joy and inspiration.
From his workshop on the Pacific coast, he worked to improve his watercolor technique, a medium for which he is recognized. In the beginning, he found a job in catering that will allow him to satisfy his need for adventure and discovery of new horizons. By canoe, hitchhiking, bicycle, sleeping in tents… He crossed the country several times always with his camera, his sketchbook, and his guitar; thus acquiring images and memories for years to come.
In 1994, he feels the need to return to his roots. Leaving the West Coast, he finally settles in the picturesque Charlevoix region.
In addition to watercolors, Andre works now with acrylic. It is an expressing way for him to openly push further transparency and fluidity in a medium that is intended to be more opaque. Outstanding colorist, he created spontaneous images of great perspective and high energy while employing this refined technique from watercolor.
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