painter and sculptor
Saint-Basile-le-Grand, in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada, is home to Jean-Pierre Neveu. He was born on April 12, 1948 to a modest family, in a Quebec at that time, immersed in a so-called historical period, "Great Darkness". Very young, even before his first school years, he began drawing and painting. At nine, he is already a passionate student in his drawing classes and stands out for his ability to reproduce elements of exceptional fidelity. Older, at the age of fourteen, under the growing interest of the surrounding population, his father encouraged him to sell his paintings. He quickly gained popularity in his home region.
Self-taught, without having to validate what he would later practice as a profession, he enrolled in 1968 at the École des Métiers d'Arts in Montreal. It is here, with Professor Ivanhoé Fortier Dupuis where he learns the techniques of stone carving. Always in an innate need to satiate his techniques and knowledge, Jean-Pierre Neveu, to this day, has never stopped studying various techniques in visual arts.
In 1983, he composed an unusual chromatic chart on the natural colors of our terrestrial environment and real according to our perception of the human eye, which led him to create paintings based on a concept out of the ordinary for this time. While appealing to him to teach painting and drawing in different organizations, he opened in 1985 his own school of teaching in stone carving technique and teaching painting, Studio Creativ-Art. From this school, is formed in 1989, the Association of Sculptors on Pierre Montérégie.
1986 will be a pivotal year for his art. The Artist, for the sake of accomplishment, embarks on an exciting search; reinvent the landscapes of this world to create a new one ... the Universe of Ava. In 2012, he is the author of a fictional novel entitled The Drill of Universe, published by Mi-Fiction of 912 pages, describing exhaustively all his Universe of Ava.
On April 21, 2012 he was inducted as a signatory member of the Institute of Figurative Arts (IAF). The same year, Jean-Pierre Neveu celebrates fifty years of artistic life by creating a major event where he presents a retrospective of his works through his artistic journey. He exhibited for the first time his new collection of oil paintings with 3D effect. 2013, is the year when he is awarded the prize of "Master in Fine Arts" by his peers from the International Academy of Fine Arts of Quebec (AIBAQ), during the annual Academia Gala. After five years of research, 2014, is the year he discovered the missing link to make his work unique in the field. He managed to make us see his paintings in three dimensions by creating a chromatic chart adapted for figurative painting. In May 2015, he was accepted as a member of the Society of Canadian Artists
2015 to 2018 are years of recognition for the Master of Fine Arts. Several honors and important distinctions are conferred on him, as much in Europe as in Canada. One of which stands out among the others, the Silver Medal of the Academic Society ARTS-SCIENCES-LETTERS of Paris. He is credited with a hundred important exhibitions, among others, at the Museum Marc Aurèle Fortin in 1993, where a work of 12 feet x 6 feet 6 inches is presented. His works vehicles in France, the United States and Canada. But most of his works are found in private and corporate collections, including Loto Quebec, SNC Lavalin and the Montreal Institute of Fine Arts. For some years now, he has given lectures on artistic subjects that highlight the powers of the artist following his creative process. The goal is to further develop their dream world to realize their own artist's signature...
Together with conferences, always in search of knowledge, to deepen his research, he experiments and develops new creative concepts and then shares them with his peers, the artists, so that they themselves can also push their creative limits.