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Jacques Descoteaux has had a dual career for over 25 years, as an accountant in industry and as an artist. He works mainly in oil on canvas and acrylic on paper. He works in other media - sculpture, collage, mixed media. He now works full-time on his art and volunteers on the Board of various non-profit organizations.

He has studied with many artists and has been granted art residencies in 2015 and 2019 in Co. Kerry, Ireland.

His paintings are first inspired by the landscape of the North - Northern Canada, Northern Europe. His paintings, however, go beyond landscape. They are about memory - the atmosphere, the impression left by a sunrise or sunset or midnight sun, by a night sky, by a brief glance at the clouds or at the sun or the horizon or to the earth or to the sea. They are the imagination of this memory. The viewer remembers places and times - perhaps imagined places, imaginary moments. The landscape we thought we recognized has become more ambiguous, more mysterious.

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TOAF 2020


Always Forever

  • 2020
  • 121.9 x 91.8 x 3.8 cm
    48 x 36 1/8 x 1 1/2 inch
  • $1900.00


  • 2019
  • 40.6 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm
    16 x 20 x 1 1/2 inch
  • $550.00

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