Yvon Breton :: Biography of the artist

Yvon Breton
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Yvon Breton was Born in Johnville, Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec in 1942. He demonstrated artistic ability from an early age, enrolled at Montreal’s École des Beaux-Arts in 1962. After winning numerous awards and feeling the early success that comes tio great artists Yvon Breton decided to fully devote himself to being an artist.

Like many artists Yvon Breton has experimented with watercolor, ink, charcoal and pastel, however, his medium of choice is oil. He applies his paint to the canvas with a palette knife to create depth and unique textures. His exceptional palette strokes and his ability to fuse asymmetrical movements into a concise painting is one of his most recognizable traits.

Pictorial luminosity plays a central role in Yvon Breton’s work. Owing to the superposition of the colors, Yvon Breton creates paintings that come alive, that seem to breathe with radiant hues and delicate tonal contrasts. For him, “there is no light without shade nor day without night” and “the artist must learn to see through his five senses, if not the sixth, the intimate life of nature, Amateurs and collectors alike appreciate Yvon breton’s passion for nature which is evident in all his work. His paintings allow the viewer to step into the “Canadian Wilderness” and experience it without having to actually be there.