Having grown up alongside the St. Lawrence River, Raynald Leclerc uses the picturesque scenes of the river as his source of inspiration in his paintings. What makes his scenes striking are his use of brilliant primary colours and textures to portray natural elements in his landscapes. He often captivates his viewers with the beautiful reflections of light on water as most impressionist painters have studied since the late 1800s to late 1900s. Leclerc is a self-taught artist, who first studied architecture at Levis-Lauzon CEGEP and then continued on to work as an industrial designer.
His style is multi-faceted with vibrant colour compositions. Leclerc mixes his colours strategically, directing our eyes to see the entirety of the picture plane with swift ridges guiding our senses along objects and natural landmarks.His whimsical apple and olive trees are reminiscent of the era of Monet and Van Gogh, but Leclerc revamps this style with a post-modern twist in his use of texture. In his portfolio, he is not afraid to paint every time of the day as sensual aesthetics of light and shadow embark on new journeys through his paintings. View our collection of Raynald Leclerc’s paintings at Galerie Q today.