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Jean-Pierre Lafrance

In Land’Es, Jean-Pierre Lafrance contemplates a new approach to a “new land”, using new forms and a new way of working. Here we see the interaction between paint and texture, between full and empty and between him and the other, resulting in vibrant spaces where surface and depth intermingle.  Lafrance’s past comes to the forefront in this series, with patterns re-emerging from his years in fashion design. Also present are the artist’s irrevocable links to water and the unknown world, with water representing movement, migration and travel towards something new.

Born in Montreal in 1943, Jean-Pierre Lafrance began his studies in drawing and painting at the International School of Fine Arts at the age of sixteen. He relentlessly pursued his passion for the arts at Studio Salette in Montreal, worked in Jordi Bonet’s studio as well as at Atelier de l’Île in Val-David, Quebec, where he mastered numerous lithographic and serigraphic techniques. 

Lafrance’s passionate spirit is reflected in his expressive bold strokes, vivid use of colour, and spontaneity. For the artist, abstraction becomes the means of expressing the accumulation of memory and emotion; playing with different applications and techniques in order to reunite the viewer’s sensibilities.  Abstraction was not a stylistic goal chosen by Lafrance, but the result of natural artistic evolution over the course of many years. For over fifty years, Lafrance has helped define a new wave of abstract art in Canada, and he shows no signs of slowing down. This celebrated artist has gained international recognition for his bold, gestural style, and continues to innovate with each new body of work. Pushing the boundaries of abstraction over the course of his long and fruitful career, Lafrance has created a visual language of immeasurable structures, simultaneously real and unreal, orderly and chaotic, matter and liquid. Lafrance does all of this without the need to create a distinctive narrative.

Au coucher de la mer
Mixed media on wood panel
42" x 36"
Back to the Spot
Mixed media on wood panel
20" x 16"
Beside Nowhere
Mixed media on canvas
72" x 60"
Born to be Majestic
Mixed media on canvas
24" x 24"
Arrival
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 36"
Far from the Big City
Mixed media on canvas
72" x 60"
Giraffe
Mixed media on wood panel
20" x 16"
Half an Orange or Half a Sun
Mixed media on wood panel
20" x 16"
Interlude
Mixed media on canvas
36" x 36"
Into the Deep
Mixed media on canvas
40" x 30"
Land'Es
Mixed media on canvas
40" x 60"
Land'Es II
Mixed media on canvas
72" x 48"
Layers of Time
Mixed media on wood panel
30" x 30"
Le son des profondeurs
Mixed media on canvas
30" x 30"
Le sud est derrière toi
Mixed media on canvas
60" x 72"
Locust
Mixed media on canvas
64" x 21"
Midnight Curiosity
Mixed media on wood panel
20" x 16"
Dandling in the Night
Mixed media on canvas
54" X 40"
Night Light
Mixed media on wood panel
30" x 30"
Nouvelle Terre
Mixed media on wood panel
42" x 36"
On Cloud Nine
Mixed media on wood panel
20" x 16"
Fabulation
Mixed media on canvas
60" X 96"
Over the Horizon
Mixed media on canvas
40" x 30"
Passage des méduses
Mixed media on wood panel
42" x 36"
Passing by
Mixed media on canvas
40" x 72"
Reflection of Reality
Mixed media on canvas
40" x 72"
Solus
Mixed media on canvas
60" x 40"
Somewhere
Mixed media on wood panel
42" x 36"
Temptation
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 24"
Territorial Migration
Mixed media on canvas
36" x 42"
Territorial Migration II
Mixed media on canvas
24" x 36"
The Ark to the Winter Garden
Mixed media on wood panel
24" x 24"
The Field
Mixed media on wood panel
42" x 36"
The Flip of the Iceberg
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 48"
The Plummet
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 48"
The Silence of the Bottomless Lake
Mixed media on wood panel
42" x 36"
The Sting
Mixed media on wood panel
20" x 16"
Tout est différent et rien n'a changé
Mixed media on canvas
80" x 60"
Trajectoire
Mixed media on canvas
30" x 60"
Transmutation
Mixed media on canvas
40" x 30"
Bataille des Patriotes
Mixed media on canvas
40" x 72"
Rider
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 84"
Abstract #27
Mixed Media
60" X 84"
Champion 1862
Mixed media on canvas
60" X 60"
Calixa Lavallée
Mixed media on canvas
36" x 48"
Carry On New World
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 60"
At the Lake 1939
Mixed media on canvas
48" X 48"
J'ai Mal Au Monde
Mixed Media
60" X 40"
Chinook Wind
Mixed media on canvas
24" x 48"
Bush Lopers
Mixed media on canvas
30" x 30"
Épave
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 24"
Visage bleu
Mixed Media
48" X 36"
Red River Rebellion
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 36"
Fort Rouillé
Mixed media on canvas
60" x 60"
Frozen Motion
Mixed media on canvas
30" X 24"
Metamophose
Edition of 12
Varied edition lithograph on paper
11" X 15"
Winter Vacation
Mixed media on canvas
48" X 48"
Ghost of Spain
Mixed Media
72" X 96"
Man into Wahpaow
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 48"
Where the Eagles Fly
Mixed media on canvas
40" X 54"
When Vibrations become Forms
Mixed Media on Canvas
30" X 60"
Territoire Sacré
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 60"
Something to Say II
Mixed Media
72" X 96"
Potlatch
Mixed media on canvas
60" x 60"
Blue Bonnets
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 84"
Caught in Reality
Mixed media on canvas
54" X 40"
The Lost Arrow
Mixed media on board
48" X 48"
Naissance X 42-168
Mixed media on board
16" x 16"
2 Days and a Half
Mixed media on canvas
24" X 60"
Yesterday
Mixed media on canvas
54" X 40"
Time
Mixed Media
84" X 72"
Champagne II
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 60"
Champagne
Mixed media on canvas
84" X 72"
Désirs bruts
Bronze on a granite base
72" X 30" X 10"
1/1
Just Let Me In
Mixed Media
72" X 96"
Cliff
Mixed Media
40" X 40"
Universal Momentum
Mixed Media
54" X 36"
Venise
Mixed media on canvas
84" X 60"
In a Dream
Mixed media on canvas
40" X 72"
Identa
Mixed Media
48" X 36"
Uncle Pete 1934
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 84"
Aurora Dance
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 84"
Abstract #29
Mixed Media
92" X 86"
Self and its double
Mixed Media
84" X 72"
Do You Feel What I Feel
Mixed media on canvas
80" X 60"
Le Miroir
Mixed Media
60" X 48"
After the storm
Oil on canvas
60" X 80"
Adirondack
Mixed media on canvas
48" X 84"
Visitor
Mixed media on canvas
40" X 54"
     
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Morning Gestures
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 40"
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Love is the Answer
Mixed media on canvas
84" X 72"
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Moutons de mer
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 24"
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One or the Other
Mixed media on wood panel
42" x 36"
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Abstract #18
Mixed Media on Canvas
60" X 96"

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Quarrel
Mixed Media
40" X 60"
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Hochelaga
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 24"
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The Walk
Mixed media on canvas
36" X 60"
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Naissance IV 39-168
Mixed media on board
16" x 16"
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Daily Magic
Mixed media on canvas
40" X 80"
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Madrid
Mixed media on canvas
60" X 96"
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Dust of Light
Mixed Media
72" X 30"
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Sun Dance
Mixed media on canvas
30" x 30"
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Le silence n'existe plus
Mixed media
36" X 60"
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Explorers
Mixed media on canvas
30" x 30"
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Lieu des rendez-vous
Mixed media on canvas
40" X 60"
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Matilde 1884
Mixed media on canvas
48" X 36"
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Verchères
Mixed media on canvas
72" x 60"
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Chicots
Mixed media on canvas
24" x 24"
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L'épave Capricieux
Mixed media on canvas
36" x 48"
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Aorora Boreal
Mixed media on canvas
36" x 48"
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Kandario
Mixed media on wood
36" x 36"
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Law of the Land
Mixed media on wood panel
12" x 12"
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Gold Rush
Mixed media on wood panel
48" x 36"
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Hudson Bay
Mixed media on canvas
60" x 48"
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Mer douce
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 48"
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Rupert's Land
Mixed media on canvas
24" x 24"
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Sea Voyage
Mixed media on canvas
36" x 48"
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Indigenous Dancing
Mixed media on canvas
36" x 48"
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Abstract 13 - 1312
Mixed media on board
16" x 16"
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Naples
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 60"
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Sous le pont des pigeons
Mixed media on board
30" X 24"
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Matter and Essence
Mixed Media
60" X 30"
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Between Two Oceans
Mixed media on canvas
30" X 60"
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Evangeline
Mixed media on canvas
24" x 24"
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Brooklyn
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 96"
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Abstract 14-1310
Mixed media on canvas
12" x 12"
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Abstract 21-125
Mixed media on canvas
12" x 12"
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Abstract 21-1310
Mixed media on canvas
12" x 12"
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Abstract 23-1310
Mixed media on canvas
12" x 12"
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St. 14
Mixed media on canvas
14" X 14"
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St. 15
Mixed media on canvas
14" X 14"
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St. 16
Mixed media on canvas
14" X 14"
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Identity III
Mixed Media
48" X 36"
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A Layer of Truth
Mixed media on canvas
60" X 24"
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Golden Cave
Mixed Media on Canvas
36" X 60"
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Side by Side
Mixed media on wood
60" X 48"
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Forêt enchantée I
Mixed Media
40" X 36"
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New Horizon
Mixed Media on board
36" X 36"
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The Unexpected Moment
Mixed Media on board
36" X 36"
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Land of Tears
Mixed media on canvas
60" X 72"
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Sphere
Oil on canvas
48" X 60"

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Lost in Thought
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 84"
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Border Crossing
Mixed media on canvas
24" X 36"
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Time Goes On
Mixed media on canvas
45" X 28"
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Sur la Place
Mixed media on canvas
30" X 30"
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Outside In
Mixed Media
30" X 30"
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Seasonal Transformation
Mixed Media on board
48" X 48"
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Red Mood
Mixed Media
14" X 14"
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Dance of Tranquility
Mixed media on canvas
60" X 96"
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Passage
Mixed Media on Canvas
48" X 48"
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The Unknown Woman
Mixed Media on board
36" X 36"
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Partner
Mixed media on canvas
24" X 60"
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Breaking Free
Mixed media on canvas
24" X 60"
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First Love
Mixed media on canvas
48" X 48"
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At a Glance
Mixed media on canvas
40" X 60"
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Abstract #20
Mixed Media
24" X 40"
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Abstract 25-123
Mixed Media on canvas
50" X 110"
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Split Performance
Mixed Media on Canvas
60" X 48"
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Abstract #21
Mixed Media on Canvas
48" X 84"
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Incito I
Mixed Media
60" X 48"
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Midway Crossing
Mixed Media
36" X 60"
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Discussion
Mixed Media
36" X 30"
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Abstract #30
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 84"
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The Redhead
Mixed Media
36 X 80"
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Seashells 1946
Mixed media on canvas
60" X 60"
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Abstract #4
Mixed Media
48" X 72"
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The Last River
Mixed Media on board
48" X 48"
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Abstract #10
Mixed Media on Canvas
40" X 80"
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Abstract #1
Mixed Media
72" X 84"
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Side by Side
Mixed Media
16" X 16"
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Abstract #12
Mixed Media on Canvas
72" X 96"
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Abstract #14
Mixed Media on Canvas
72" X 96"
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Fluent Red
Mixed Media
72" X 40"
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A Flap of the Wing
Mixed Media on board
16" X 16"
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Habitat
Mixed Media on board
16" X 16"
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The Key Hole
Mixed Media on board
16" X 16"
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Abstract #15
Mixed Media on Canvas
84" X 72"
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A Pure Present
Mixed Media
72" X 40"
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An Ocular Gravity
Mixed Media
72" X 40"
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Bee Territory
Mixed Media on board
48" X 48"
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Wanted
Mixed Media
72" X 48"
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Abstract #16
Mixed Media on Canvas
84" X 72"
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Composition I
Mixed Media
60" X 24"
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Composition II
Mixed Media
60" X 24"
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Masca
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Abstrait 26
Mixed Media
60" X 80"

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Bertha's Expectations (Triptyque)
Mixed Media
48" X 104"
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Earth Tremors
Mixed Media
40" X 30"
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Deep Inside
Mixed Media
40" X 30"
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Impact
Mixed Media
16" X 16"
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Mind Space
Mixed Media
40" X 48"
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The Lost River
Mixed Media
60" X 60"
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Mood
Mixed Media
14" X 14"
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Rencontre
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Resonance
Mixed Media
60" X 24"
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Abstract #23
Mixed Media
60" X 40"
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Interior Space II
Mixed Media
30" X 30"
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Intervention
Mixed Media
60" X 84"
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Matiera
Mixed Media
16" X 16"
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Matiera II
Mixed Media
16" X 16"
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Red Matter
Mixed Media
16" X 16"
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Episode
Mixed Media
60" X 30"
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Exterior Space
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Interior Space
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Intermede
Mixed Media
24" X 48"
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De Bleu En Bleu
Mixed Media
66" X 40"
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In and Out
Mixed Media
72" X 60"
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In the Middle of the Silence
Mixed Media
40" X 30"
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Inside Out
Mixed Media
30" X 30"
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Au Coeur du Geste
Mixed Media
48" X 72"
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A Reflected Gravity
Mixed Media
72" X 40"
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Black Matter
Mixed Media
14" X 14"
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Blue Gravity
Mixed Media
72" X 40"
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Trace of Movement
Mixed Media
48" X 84"
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Incita
Mixed Media
41.5" X 35.5"
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Départ de Juin
Mixed Media
60" X 60"
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Tête d'oiseau
Mixed Media
35.5" X 29.5"
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Forêt enchantée II
Mixed Media
40" X 36"
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Abstract #9
Mixed Media
48" X 72"
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Other side of Yourself
Mixed Media
60" X 20"
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Look at me
Acrylic on board
24" X 60"
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Abstract #11
Mixed Media on Canvas
60" X 96"
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A Moment
Mixed Media
32" X 48"
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Abstract #17
Mixed Media on Canvas
72" X 60"
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Abstract #19
Mixed Media on Canvas
72" X 60"
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Identa I
Mixed Media
48" X 36"
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Strange Place
Mixed Media
16" X 48"
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Autre dans le vide
Mixed Media
48" X 42"
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Abstract #8
Mixed Media
72" X 60"
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Jaconde
Mixed Media
84" X 72"
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Deep Diving for Thoughts
Mixed Media
24" X 60"
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Interior Storm
Mixed Media
68" X 48"
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Eclosion
Mixed Media
36" X 60"
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Summer Dream
Mixed Media
60" X 84"
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Ruins of Ashes
Mixed Media
24" X 48"
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Eccentric
Mixed Media
36" X 30"
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Dead of Night
Mixed Media
72" X 108"
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Bronze head with book
Bronze
51.5" X 17" X 9.5"
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Icy Shore
Mixed Media
16" X 30"
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Pensée profonde
Mixed Media
80" X 40"
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Le Bienvenu
Mixed Media
60" X 48"
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Fly
Mixed Media
24" X 60"
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Clouds are Coming
Mixed Media
32" X 55"
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I.D.
Mixed Media
60" X 48"
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Interior Contemplation
Mixed Media
60" X 48"
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Le Vide
Mixed Media
30" X 24"
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An Hour of Joy
Mixed Media
72" X 84"
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Beyond
Mixed Media
18" X 30"
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Bronze head with one brush
Bronze
54.5" X 16" X 9.5"
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Waves of Colour
Mixed Media
48" X 72"
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Garden of Bertha
Mixed Media
48" X 104" (tryptich)
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Miroir d'une réalité
Mixed Media
60" X 84"
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Presence of the Unknown
Mixed Media
60" X 60"
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Love Concoction
Mixed Media
40" X 60"
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So Close
Mixed Media
16" X 16"
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Woman
Mixed Media
60" X 24"

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Song without Words
Mixed Media
98" X 72"
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Salon des Mots
Mixed Media
72" X 96"
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Shadow of my Thoughts
Mixed Media
98" X 72"
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Comme un papillon qui s'envole
Acrylic on board
36" X 48"
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Triumph III
Mixed Media
40" X 60"
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Promised II
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Alpha
Mixed Media
24" X 60"
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Matière
Mixed Media
64" X 48"
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Reflection 
Mixed Media
60" X 66"
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Omega
Mixed Media
30" X 60"
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Identité Intérieur 
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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What goes up must come down III
Mixed Media
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Indisputable
Mixed Media
60" X 48"
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Reach me if you can
Mixed Media
30" X 80"
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Agitation
Mixed Media
60" X 48"
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Taboo
Mixed Media
30" X 60"
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Messinger of Serenity
Mixed Media
36" X 96"
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Sentinel
Mixed Media
36" X 48"
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If ever...
Mixed Media
40" X 60"
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Turbulence
Mixed Media
60" X 80"
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Ode
Mixed Media
60" X 80"
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Des Étolies dans ma tête
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Vide
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Stranger
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Pass it on
Mixed Media
30" X 80"
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River Valley Road
Mixed Media
48" X 90"
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Opposition
Mixed Media
60" X 48"
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Magog Lake
Mixed Media
16" X 30"
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Receptivo
Mixed Media
22" X 60"
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What goes up must come down VII
Mixed Media
14" X 14"
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Downtown
Mixed Media
48" X 90"
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Racine Racine
Mixed Media
80" X 60"
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Terre
Mixed Media
36" X 30"
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Resonance
Mixed Media
30" X 24"
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Senher
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Élan
Mixed Media
48" X 72"
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Reflection of my Memory
Mixed Media
48" X 40"
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Three Bays
Mixed Media
48" X 36"
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Totem
Mixed Media
60" X 80"
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Deep Dream
Mixed Media
72" X 84"
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Voiceless
Mixed Media
48" X 36"
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Pays lui-même
Mixed Media
48" X 84"
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There is Time like That
Mixed Media
48" X 36"
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Manhattan
Mixed Media
24" X 32"
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Stand Up
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Promised
Mixed Media
20" X 60"
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Docteur Dallaire
Mixed Media
36" X 30"
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Say
Mixed Media
54" X 72"
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Don’t Follow Me
Mixed Media
30" X 80"
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Lake View
Mixed Media
48" X 36"
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Descent
Mixed Media
48" X 36"
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Messenger's Gate
Mixed Media
68" X 48"
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Présence nébuleuse
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Older than Language
Mixed Media
40" X 40"
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Reflection
Mixed Media
16" X 16"
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There should be another day between Saturday and Sunday
Mixed Media
36" X 60"
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Un pied sur terre
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Identité apprivoisée
Mixed Media
68" X 48"
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Scream
Mixed Media
36" X 30"
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Portrait
Mixed Media
40" X 80"
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Astray
Mixed Media
72" X 60"
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The 8th day of the week
Mixed Media
40" X 80"
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Délire Humain
Mixed Media
40" X 60"
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Wiseman
Mixed Media
40" X 80"
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Storm of Energy
Mixed Media
60" X 48"
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Màscara
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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Raqiya
Mixed Media
48" X 36"
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Reminiscence
Mixed Media
40 X 36"
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Walk with me
Mixed Media
36" X 40"
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Transparence
Mixed Media
24" X 48"
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Among the Colors
Mixed Media
36" X 30"
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Two Against One
Mixed Media
36" X 30"
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Being There
Mixed Media
16" X 16"
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X-Rays
Mixed Media
68" X 48"
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Abstract #22
Mixed Media
40" X 54"
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Maistra
Mixed Media
48" X 48"
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L'exilé
Mixed Media
60" X 48"
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Cold Day
Mixed media on canvas
12" x 12"
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Abstract 9-127
Mixed media on wood panel
14" x 14"
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Sixième Sens
Mixed Media
60" X 84"
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Ticonderoga (Passage)
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 60"
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Barcelona
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 96"
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On the Tip of Your Toes 127-168
Mixed media on wood panel
14" x 14"
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49e Parallel
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 60"
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Oneiric Gestures
Mixed Media
24" X 20"
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Aklavik
Mixed media on canvas
24" x 24"
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Là où la lumière pleut
Mixed media on board
60" X 48"
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Donnacona
Mixed media on canvas
30" x 60"
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Montebello
Mixed media on canvas
72" X 60"
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Gaspé
Mixed media on wood panel
12" x 12"
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Red Fish 24-1711
Mixed media on wood panel
14" x 14"

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Sinking of the Pélican
Mixed media on wood
48" x 36"
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Meta Incognita
Mixed media on canvas
48" x 36"
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Kanata
Mixed media on canvas
60" x 84"
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Lonely Moon
Mixed Media on Panel
40" X 80"
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Everglades II
Mixed media on canvas
60" X 84"
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