Born in Rivière-du-Loup in 1968, Jean-François Racine grew up along the St. Lawrence River in Rimouski. He studied graphic arts at the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup and political science at Laval University in Quebec City.
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While his subjects are diverse and different, he excels in outdoor painting and his work is well known across Canada. Mountains, rivers, winter scenes, seascapes, nocturnal scenes, and wild regions are all subjects that inspire Racine. He wants to show the beauty of our country and its wild lands. Through several expeditions, the artist discovers and shares, in his own way, the beauties and the richness of the territory to promote its conservation.
Racine has a keen sense of drawing and perspective. The light and the depth in his work are both know as his assets. Through ethnological interest, he tends to respect reality by carefully situating his subjects in their respective contexts.
Jean-François works with both acrylic and oil and he creates his own color combinations. Since 1985, Racine has been part of numerous exhibitions in several Canadian art galleries and museums. In recent years, he has presented two exhibitions in Japan and performed in Switzerland and the United States. Jean-François Racine’s work is also part of numerous private collections.