Camiré, Carl

Technique : Mixed media

Carl Camiré, painterBorn in Montreal in 1963, Carl Camiré studied fine arts at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit and completed a specialized course in commercial illustration. His arts education helped him acquire a position as the artistic director of an architectural magazine for six years. He then moved to Guadeloupe, where he worked as a set designer. During this period, he devoted more of his time to painting. Back in Quebec, with his head full of inspiration and warm colours, he began to paint with energy and enthusiasm.

For over 15 years, the artist has developed a style that is both rich and refined, exploring Zen and meditative landscapes. With the success of this collection, and in the spirit of bringing his work into new territories, Camiré began to create scenes inspired by the enchanting architecture of Old Quebec. Using his mastery of painting techniques, he creates colour gradients and subtle shifts of tone, while he recreates the most beautiful sites of the city, known for their historical value and World Heritage of UNESCO. It is in this unique setting, with a dreamy and romantic feeling, that Carl Camiré portrays a travelling couple taking a stroll, or visiting Cape Diamond on their way to the Plains of Abraham.

Working these mediums using various tools, he manages to recreate the invaluable prestige and cultural treasures of the old city. He revisits a classic subject with a decidedly unique and contemporary approach, to which he alone knows the secret.

Media Coverage

  • Magazin' Art, spring 2007 edition, article pg.93 (French version), pg.131 (English version)
  • Magazin’ Art, biennial repertory of Canadian artists in galleries, 2006-2008
  • Parcours magazine, August, September, October 2008 edition, article pg. 124-125 (French version), article pg. 126-127 (English version)