Simon Carmichael

Simon Carmichael

Born in Quebec in 1953, self-taught, I owe much to the painter Georges Marcil, which for me was both a teacher and a friend. He always encouraged and supported me in my work.

I like to paint the landscape. It provides a basic structure on which I prefer rather avoid adding until settle the balance and order of my table.

I think the character of a man is in many ways determined by the landscape in which he lives. A painter tries to discover the structure and character of the landscape he painted as to recognize and express his. This requires, in both cases, a long and patient apprenticeship.

We painted his country because we recognize in him.