Bernard Quintal was born in St-Quentin, New Brunswick in 1956. He moved many times in three provinces because of his father’s work. He obtained a medical degree at Ottawa University in 1979 and a two-year Family Medicine Residency from Dalhousie University in Halifax. Since 1981, Bernard lives with his spouse Lucie in the Dalhousie region, New Brunswick in front of the beautiful Chaleur Bay. They have two children and a lovely grandson.
Bernard started painting watercolours in 1979. However, a busy medical practice curtailed his artistic endeavours for many years. Bernard is mainly a self-taught artist. Since 2015 Bernard started painting regularly, enrolling in several watercolour workshops. He restarted oil painting classes. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 he exhibited his new works in group exhibitions.
Starting from realism in 2015, his following works leaned towards abstractions. Bernard painting mediums are watercolour, acrylic and oil. Multiple layering of paint and colour mixing are a constant in his works. Inspiration comes from his photographs, memories and feelings associated with his multiple flower gardens, the forest and waterscapes. Since 2018, Bernard returns to watercolour, because he especially loves the details his subjects require. Currently his emphasis is on flowers and objects from the past. His painting is a creative meditation with the goal of exploring new horizons.
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