Born in 1956 in Three-Rivers, Quebec, Raymond Quenneville now resides in the Quebec City region.
Raymond Quenneville is a self-taught artist who has been painting for over 30 years. His artistic background is remarkable, going from realisation of caricatures, cartoons, panels interpreting nature to scientific books. He has also explored many different media such as watercolour, ink, and pastels. Since 1992, Quenneville now concentrates himself entirely on what he likes best, painting oil landscapes. About his art, Quenneville states that:
“I play a lot with complementary colours to accentuate contrast and to create luminous effects. In my research on how to achieve subtle variations, I attempt to make visible the fine consistency of the air that surrounds us, to create an illusion of depth that is undeniable to the eye. I also attempt to express a certain serenity, a certain balance. I search for a feeling of peacefulness and a light that will bring the viewer into a state of well-being.”
The artist has achieved a style that is unique.
In each of his paintings can be sensed a feeling of softness, luminosity and accuracy to detail that is exemplary. Quenneville has presented many solo expositions and has even participated in numerous collective expositions and symposiums. He is a member of the Institute of figurative arts and of the Society of Canadian artists. His work can also be found at the Owl 57 Gallery in New York.
Media coverage :
Magazin’ Art, biennial guide of Canadian artists in galleries, 2006-2008 and prior years; Selected paintings, Periscope Art Calendar, International competition, Poland, 2007; Beauport Express, July 2007, May 2004, 2002, September 2000; International Artist, 2006; La Tribune, 2005; Le journal de Quebec, February 2005; L’autre voix,June 2004; SCA-SAC, Newsletter winter 2003; Magazin’Art, summer 2003 edition, article pg.83 (French version), pg.106 (English version); Le Nouvelliste, Three Rivers, 2000; Beauport Express, 2000.
Art and History Society of Beauport; City of Baie-Comeau; Municipality of Boischatel; Caisse populaire Desjardins; CEM Consultants; Génivar; Les Assurances La Capitale; Naturam; J-Mafor inc; La Capitale Assurances MFQ; D.B. Penny Financial Services Canada; Catalizadores Shalmon D.B., Mexico; Alibec.
Prizes and honours :
2007 Winner of the contest of the magazine Art Periscope
2006 Winner of the contest of the magazine International Artist
2006 Finalist, International competition My favourite Subject, International Artist magazine
2005 Prize of the public, painting Symposium of the Carnival of Quebec
2003 Special mention of the jury, Symposium de Lumiere sur les Phares
2002 Prize of the public, Symposium art et reflets, Château Richer