Cheff, Michel V.

After a career as an educator, a curator, a manager and a director at the National Gallery of Canada, at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Michel V. Cheff returned to his studio in 2013. Inspired by nature on the shores of Lac de la Marche, in the Gatineau Valley, he draws as he paints and paints as he draws. His art expresses the lines, the colors, the light, the texture, the aquatic flora, the mosses, the undergrowth, the trees, the water and the skies surrounding him. His gesture also expresses the intrinsic dynamics materials and techniques: paper, canvas, pastel, coloured pencils, graphite, acrylic, gouache, watercolour etc.

Ciels et bouleaux II

Ciels et bouleaux II, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 91,5 x 76 cm

Fenêtres V

Fenêtres V, 2016, mixed media on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Fenêtres X

Fenêtres X, 2016, mixed media on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Ciels IX

Ciels IX, 2015, mixed media on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Ciels II

Ciels II, 2014, mixed media on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Herbes aquatiques III

Herbes aquatiques III, 2015, mixed media on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Herbes aquatiques X

Herbes aquatiques X, mixed media on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Herbes aquatiques VIII

Herbes aquatiques VIII, 2015, mixed media on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Bords du Lac de la Marche, QC VIII

Bords du Lac de La Marche, QC VIII, 2015, mixed media on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Nymphéas et nénuphars III

Nymphéas et nénuphars III, 2016, mixed media on paper, 76 x 56 cm

Ciels d’octobre II

Ciels d’octobre II, 7-9 octobre 2017, mixed media on Arches paper, 50 x 40 cm

Ciels II

Ciels II, 19-26 septembre 2014, mixed media on Strathmore paper, 76 x 56 cm

Ciels VII

Ciels VII, 25-26 juillet 2014, mixed media on Strathmore paper, 76 x 56 cm

Herbes aquatiques VI

Herbes aquatiques VI, 24-25 août 2013, mixed media on Strathmore paper, 76 x 56 cm

Fenêtres IX

Fenêtres IX, 29-30 septembre 2016, mixed media on Strathmore paper, 76 x 56 cm

Ciels d’octobre IV

Ciels d’octobre IV, 22-28 octobre 2017, mixed media on Arches paper, 50 x 40 cm

Fenestration I

Fenestration I, 30 sept.- 3 oct. 2018, mixed media on Fabriano paper, 76 x 56 cm

Fenestration VI

Fenestration VI, 6-8 octobre 2018, mixed media on Arches paper, 50 x 40 cm

Fenestration III

Fenestration III, 30 sept.- 3 oct. 2018, mixed media on Strasthmore paper, 76 x 56 cm

Strates I

Strates I, 19-22 juin 2017, mixed media on Fabriano paper, 76 x 56 cm