EUGENE VANDAL

Biography

Born in 1950, Eugene grew up in a small town in northwestern Ontario. As a child, Eugene was always fascinated by the natural world around him, drawing and colouring in detail scenes from the area he grew up in. Over the years, Eugene painted occasionally (in oils) until the fall of 1985. After being inspired by an artist on television, he started painting on a regular basis. Eugene next joined an art group, which displayed and sold their work during the summer months and over the Christmas holidays.

All Eugene's paintings are done from his own photos, now using acrylics, which he finds extremely versatile, suiting his enhanced realistic style. "As an artist I am still constantly drawn to nature, always looking for that perfect scene of colour, light and shadow. This can be in the form of a panoramic landscape or a simple mushroom growing at the base of a moss covered stump. I enhance what Mother Nature has laid before me, eliminating what is unnecessary and focusing on what initially caught my eye. This method creates the drama I want in my work."

Eugene's work hangs in many public and private collections, in Canada, United States, Europe and South America.

He is also a member of  "Artisans Northwest""Six Degrees of Freedom" and the "Northern Images Art Club".

See more artwork at Eugene's website: eugenevandalartist.com

Artwork


Beach Gems


Elm Creek


Sturgeon Bay Creek