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Art September, 30 2013

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings by Francois Chartier

Montreal’s Francois Chartier is an incredible artist who creates still life oil paintings with near photorealistic quality. “Although my paintings are realistic, my goal is to create through the layering of mediums and the play of the brush, the illusion of depth and sense of presence beyond what is found in photographs,” Chartier explains his approach and style. “I am drawn to painting large scale works where my subjects, always painted bigger then life size, are given room to seize the viewer and where life’s smaller details are revealed in their beauty and simplicity.” Chartier’s work has been presented in galleries throughout Canada, United States and Mexico. For more from the artist please visit francoisc.com.

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