Artist Spotlight: Simon Lavigne

Do you love beautiful and fantastical landscapes? Then you might be interested in ArtMatch artist Simon Lavigne! Simon is a Calgary based artist working with oil on canvas, make sure to check out our newest Artist Spotlight.

The Road Like a Thundercloud, Simon Lavigne, 36″ x 24″, oil, $1900

Simon was born is Quebec and finished his first acrylic painting at age 16, shortly after he began experimenting with oils. Soon thereafter he merged exclusively into oil paint on canvas as his medium of choice.

The Hunt, Simon Lavigne, 30″ x 24″, oil, $1200

Simon says of his inspiration and process:

“In regard to my selection for landscape reference material, I seek a sense of nostalgia and familiarity. While I adhere quite closely to rendering the actual photograph, I allow many interpretations/omissions to occur during the process to render a more effective composition. I find the constant challenge with landscapes is in the attempt to capture the mood of a place, a moment charged with meaning and depth.”

Young and Beautiful, Simon Lavigne, 60″ x 36″, oil, $3200

To see all of Simon’s available work on ArtMatch click here!