12/28/2012

Alain Massicotte

Alain Massicotte Untitled 8"x 12" oil on wood 2010

Alain Massicotte Untitled 8"x 12" oil on wood 2011

Alain Massicotte Untitled 8"x 12" oil on wood 2011

Alain Massicotte Untitled 8"x 12" oil on wood 2012

Alain Massicotte Untitled 8"x 12" oil on wood  

Canadian artist Alain Massicotte's small landscapes combine a bold sense of design with an intuitive feeling for the sweep of the land. A tilted horizon line or an exaggerated perspective adds a spontaneity and a direct emotional appeal that makes me think of the paintings of both Van Gogh and Tom Thomson.

Many of the above winter scenes are part of his "In My Backyard" series, surely one of the most wonderful titles for a painting blog I've ever come across.

A versitile artist, Massicotte's work includes nudes, portraits and landscapes. He has also designed stamps for the Canada Post.

A memory of something that is fragile and ephemeral will remain.
-Alain Massicotte


The month of December will be dedicated to the theme of "Winter". Please email your suggestion (not your own work please) with a few words to decribe why you like it. Be sure to include the title, medium, size and year.  

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