Wilf Perreault

About the Artist

Perreault grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and in his youth he took lessons from his next door neighbour, Ernest Lindner. He attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree with a major in sculpture. After his time at university, he moved to Regina. For a number of years, he taught art at the high school level and painted when he could find time. His work was a  commercialPertaining to making money, i.e., creating art in order to sell it, rather than creating art for purely aesthetic purposes.  success and that success allowed him to make the decision to change careers and paint full time. He thrives on his daily work and routines and maintains a strict studio practice. Within the “back alley” format, he has discovered an unlimited supply of new ideas and techniques that he employs to keep his work fresh and challenging.

Wilf Perreault is a highly respected Francophone painter who lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has been included in a large number of exhibitions and he has been  commissionedA contract between an artist and an individual. The artist agrees to create an image or design for the individual for a predetermined price.  to produce many works such as the  paintingWorks of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is either a tightly stretched piece of canvas or a panel. How the ground (on which paint is applied) is prepared on the support depends greatly on the type of paint to be used. Paintings are usually intended to be placed in frames, and exhibited on walls, but there have been plenty of exceptions. Also, the act of painting, which may involve a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's other concerns which effect the content of a work. (Artlex.com)  represented here. His expert craftsmanship,  compositionArrangements of elements in a work of art.  and  styleA way of doing something. Use of materials, methods of working, design qualities and choice of subject matter reflect the style of the individual, culture, movement, or time period.  come together to create beautiful paintings of the "ordinary" and often overlooked.

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