"Village les Eboulements, Charlevoix"
Raynald Leclerc, "Village les Eboulements, Charlevoix," oil on Canvas, 30" x 36".
Raynald Leclerc was born in 1961, profoundly influenced by growing up next to the colourful Québec landscapes and the St. Lawrence River, watching the way the light moves in a thousand and one different ways. His paintings are a reflection of the freedom in the movement of shadow and light, and fill the viewer with wonder and longing for the nostalgic rural paradise, exuding comfort and well-being.
Leclerc's intense impressionistic style is well known and highly respected, particularly in Québec. His artwork is often figurative, created using palette knives to manipulate shadow and light; full of rich and flavourful colour, layered over a grey base coat of his own invention. His spatula work on oils reflects his ability to capture light, seemingly breathing life to his artwork, which is both anchored in our reality and transcends it. Raynald Leclerc's artwork is collected across Canada and internationally, and has been available for purchase at the West End Gallery since 2008.
Please join us for the opening reception Saturday, May 9. Raynald Leclerc will be in attendance between 1 and 4 pm. All artwork is subject to pre sale. Please direct all artwork enquiries to our Edmonton gallery.