Richard Fortin

Richard Fortin

Artistic approach

A self-taught painter, Richard Fortin makes use of the palette knife in a spontaneous fashion by allowing himself to be guided by his impulses of the moment. This technique attributes his painted works with a sense of both vibrancy and energy.
The artist once said, "It is only after completing a painting that I can really feel the emotional intensity which I was experiencing at the time I was making it".
While reminiscent of the impressionist style, Fortin’s paintings also possess decidedly contemporary overtones. Each one has a way of synthesizing reality with abstraction to the final effect of drawing viewers into a world of enchantment and escape.




Richard Fortin’s aptitude for the visual arts was identified early on by his teachers in school. Sensing that he had a particular facility for drawing, they would involve him in as many art-centric projects as possible. As he matured, Fortin discovered photography and participated in several exhibitions over the course of his adolescence. It wasn’t until the age of twenty five, however, that he dedicated himself completely to painting.


Born in 1954 in Pointe-au-Père, Quebec.


Richard Fortin has participated in many artistic events throughout the province and has been represented by professional art galleries for several years.


His paintings are part of private collections in Canada, United States, China, Australia, and France.


Member of the Cercle des Artistes Peintres and Sculpteurs of Quebec.


Recipient of numerous awards and honors over the years, including the "COUP DE COEUR" award from the public - Artists in celebrations; Ste-Flavie (Quebec) for 8 consecutive years!