|Bio:||After 40 years as an amateur photographer, Yves Ameline took up painting as a post-retirement challenge. He studied Watercolour at the Haliburton School of the Arts under Jake Mol, Jack Reid and Art Cunanan, and acrylics under Don Cavin, John Leonard and Brian Atyeo. He specializes in the landscapes of the two areas dearest to his heart, his native Brittany, in Western France, and his adoptive home of Ontario, especially around his cottage in the Haliburton Highlands.|
Typically, he sketches and photographs on location to absorb the feel and energy of the scene, then paints in the studio to search for the most effective composition and colour scheme, free from the tyranny of reality.
He feels no desire to depict things as they are, leaving this to the camera, but seeks to share with the viewer his emotional reaction to a scene, focusing on design and colour. He is fond of saying that design speaks to the mind, while colour talks to the heart.
An avid visitor of major museums and art galleries, he feels indebted to the old masters of every era for the enjoyment and stimulation they offer. He especially admires, and feels inspired by, the works of Paolo Ucello, Paul Gauguin, Lyonel Feininger and Nicolas De Stael.
Breton Port - 30x30
Grand Canal - 24x18
November Song - 24x30