Paquet, Michel

Technique : Gouache, oil


Born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Michel Paquet received a degree in science from the University of Montreal in 1977. He then studied educational psychology at the University of Sherbrooke, visual arts at the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières, and finally art history at the University Laval in Quebec city. After a few years of doing abstract painting, he returned to figurative painting. He painted mostly with oil, and he loved to experiment with all types of support : jute, canvas, compacted materials and often with kraft paper. In his work, lines are generally simple and subtle, drawn in a rather monochromatic palette.

Paquet’s paintings continue to fascinate because of their simplified compositions and the balance achieved between tones.

Media coverage

  • Magazin’ Art, biennial guide to Canadian artists in galleries, 2002-2003 and prior years
  • Magazin’ Art, Spring edition 2000, article pg.70 (French version) and pg.103 (English version)
  • Guide Parcours, magazine, 1990; Galerie, revue, 1989
  • Le Soleil, daily, 1989
  • Vie des Arts,magazine, 09-1998


  • Embassy of France, Ottawa
  • Bell Canada
  • Gabrielle Roy Library, Québec
  • Compass Media Group, Chicago, Ill, USA
  • Institut Canadien, Quebec
  • and many private collections in Canada and the United States


  • Museum of Belgravia, Yugoslavia
  • Museum Pierre Boucher, Three Rivers
  • Museum Louis-Hémon, Péribonka
  • Museum Blanche Bolduc, Thetford Mines
  • Museum of Fine Arts of Sherbrooke