For Yvon Breton painting is a poetry of forms, sounds, colors and movements drawn from nature. His charming colorful landscapes are animated by a luminous life, captivating viewers through his happy choice of tones and contrasts.
Yvon Breton was born in 1942 in the Eastern Townships in Quebec and studied at Montreal’s School of Fine Arts. In 1967 he won the “Price Fine Arts Award” at the National Exhibition. In 1988, he became the first Quebecois to receive the prize René D’Anjou, a prestigious French honor bestowed upon only the most accomplished artists.
Breton claims to be pacifist, industrious, sensitive and lonely. He always paints alone, but alone with nature, the creative breath that animates his paintings.