MA : Where and
when were you born?
PTL : St.Michel-de-Wentworth, QC, June 101933
MA : Do you have
any formal art training?
École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, from 1951 to
MA : What was
your occupation before you made the leap to full-time artist?
PTL : I was a
tudent with the Clercs deSt-Viateur in Lachute
MA : At what age
did you become a professional artist?
PTL : 25 years
MA : What is your
medium of choice?
PTL : Acrylics,
oil and drawing
MA : Do you paint
on the motif, in the studio or both
PTL : Both
MA : Do you rely on
your imagination or do you use photographs as source material?
PTL : I always
use my sketches, not photographs
MA : Who were/are
your biggest influences as an artist?
PTL : Léo Ayotte, Clarence Gagnon, Enrico de Tomi, the Gaspé region
MA : Who are your
PTL : René
Hébert, Luc Brunet, the Norditude painters.
MA : What are
your favorite subjects?
PTL : The
sea, nature, people.
MA : What
fires up the muse that inspires you?
PTL : My
wife, space, the next painting....