Gerry Marchand is this month’s featured artist at local gallery

Nadine’s Fine Art will host a reception with Marchand Sept. 11 starting at 7 p.m.

Nadine’s Fine Art welcomes Gerry Marchard as the artist of the month for September.

Marchand started his journey in Gravelbourg, Sask., his art education took him to the School of Fine Arts in Montreal, then went on to get his BA and master’s degree in education. He went on to obtain a specialist certificate in fine art at Queen’s. He has had a life-long love for the arts, as a teacher and department head during his 25 years in North Bay and vice-president of the Provincial Art Association for French Schools in Ontario.

He retired to Vernon in 1995 where he paints every day.  Marchand’s style is meticulous, with incredible ranges of primary colours; he is a master of the subtle variations of a single hue. He works in acrylic and also in oils, and obtains the three-dimensional appearance on a single plane.

Marchand has shared his expertise at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, teaching classes and workshops. He has exhibited in Ontario and in British Columbia from Vancouver to Salmon Arm. His work is in private collections in Canada, the U.S., Australia and Indonesia.

Nadine’s Fine Art will host a reception with Marchand Sept. 11 starting at 7 p.m. and he will host a meet and greet Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nadine’s is at 3101B-31st Ave.