5″ x 11″ x 8″
For over 25 years, Jacques Descoteaux has had a dual career – as a professional accountant (CPA, CMA) working in the automobile industry, and as an painter – first working in watercolour and pastel, and more recently in oil on canvas and oil and acrylic on paper. He has also worked in clay sculpture, studying with Toronto artist Susan Low-Beer.
He is mostly inspired by landscape. By the landscape of the North – Northern Quebec, Northern British Columbia, Northern Ontario, Iceland, Ireland, Scotland. By the big sky. By the sea. By the rocky shores.
Over the years, he studied with a number of artists in their studio and at various art schools, including attending a pastel master class with American artist Wolf Kahn at the National Academy in New York City. He was granted art residencies in 2015 and 2019, part of the Cill Rialaig Project, in Co. Kerry, Ireland.
He volunteers on a number of Boards of not-for-profit organizations, in social justice and in the art world. He is a member of Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, an artist-run gallery in Toronto, and the Al Green Sculpture Studio and School.
He has participated in solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, Montréal, and New York. His work can be found in private collections in Canada, the US, and Europe.
Originally from Montreal, he now lives and works in Toronto.