Take a walk in Daniel Gagné’s imagination
Did Daniel Gagné envision the weather we would have in recent weeks when he created “Late Spring”, an amazing painting available at the Perreault Gallery? One thing is certain, we would rather see such a beautiful environment instead of the rainy days we’re having:
Many of us are eagerly awaiting the return of the warm season, especially when we look at those vibrant shades of green and yellow on the canvas. But did you know that Daniel Gagné’s favorite season is, in fact, autumn?
Not only is the artist’s favorite color red, but this time of year also has a special meaning for him: “I have so many childhood memories linked to it; to play in the leaves, the smell of autumn … Yellow, orange and red hues are life! “
Daniel Gagné’s landscapes are so full of life that when one looks at them, we can almost hear the wind in the trees and the sounds of dead leaves under our feet! Is he trying to reproduce real places? “In fact, it’s a mix of real landscapes and my imagination. I start with a scenery I saw, and then I adapt it to my vision.” The painter always has a camera with him; if he sees a beautiful light effect, he captures it as a starting point for the painting, which evolves naturally thereafter. “The main idea is decided from the start, then the rest follows after several thousand brush strokes that dance on the canvas as the creation progresses!”
Photography is not the only other medium that influences his painting; it’s after having worked for many years in graphic design that Daniel Gagné officially became a painter. Having always worked to create images, he still uses the same method to frame the subject and establish the balance of each artwork.
A great lover of the outdoors, nature is very important in his work. The artist actually works outside during the warm season, in the workshop area specially designed for this purpose on his patio:
Daniel Gagné wants to paint as long as he can, like the masters who inspire him: Juan Miro, Claude Monet and Jean-Paul Riopelle. He gives great importance to the brushstroke and the texture that captures the light. He paints very closely to convey a strong emotion. “My greatest satisfaction is to participate in the dreams of art lovers, that people come back at the end of their working days in their home to find an oasis of peace!”
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