in publicity does not succeed in satisfying Bruno who, from his
childhood days, dreams of wild landscapes. Outings in the forest
multiply and become accomplices of a continuous quest for the subtle
visual elements that transform a natural scenery into a grandiose
happening. This fascination will have outdoor activities follow
one another untill the mid-sixties when Bruno becomes initiated
with painting. From this moment on, he has an only dream: to devote
himself entirely to Art.
his dream comes true. Baie-Saint-Paul becomes the family's place
of residence and Charlevoix the painter's inspirational core. A
full year of his passionate and tenacious work enabled him to offer
the public his first important solo exibition.
colors and mountains quietly become insufficient for Bruno's inspiration.
In 1980, he decides to explore elsewhere in his home country: Canada.
A journey in the Rockies is then organized and becomes the first
of many expeditions that will have him travel our land from West
to East. Because of its continental dimensions, its multitude of
forces and contrasts as well as the diversity of its people and
scenery, Canada offers a richness of inspi ration. The Pacific Rim's
wild beauty in British Columbia, the warmth of Labrador's icebergs,
the immensity of the Prairies'skies, the North's savage force and
Quebec's magnificent forests are all elements of love impregnated
in the painter's work.
in quest of new inspiration, Bruno Cote still sketches and paints
all over Canada. His territory, source of research and renewal,
spreads from Vancouver to Newfoundland where art galleries represent
him and offer periodic solo exibitions.
English translation: Marie-Josee Thibault