Denis Masson was born in Montréal, Québec. His parents were originally from
Deschambault in the country of Portneuf, one of the most beautiful villages in Québec,
located on the edge of the St-Lawrence River. Fascinated by nature at a young age,
Denis graduated in Industrial Design and worked in Environmental fields for 15 years.
He specialized in the construction of waters filtration and purification plants during 20
years. His work took him all over the province, including the Great North for Bay James
projects. Through his travels in beautiful Québec and the memorable landscapes he
witnessed, Denis was inspired to draw paintings by using watercolor technique.
Now a watercolorist living in Mont-St- Hilaire, Québec, Denis began his craft as a self-taught artist for the first six years. He later perfected his skills with the help of watercolorists from the Canadian Watercolor Association for a period of 3 years.
His artistic approach in watercolor is recent but has taken shape rapidly over the last few years. Denis’ paintings invite you to travel in a world of landscapes and a unique universe of colors. By balancing contrasts, shades and reflections, the artist creates a radiant light that brings his paintings to life. The perspective of his drawings brings you to another dimension, a depth like no other, which is the focal point of his paintings. Oval shapes, curves, diagonal lines all transfer movement and fluidity that let you experience watercolors at their best. His creations make one feel like sliding into the landscape and stay there for a while to enjoy the scenery. The artist is able to transpose softness, peace and serenity which allow the observer to feel in the right place, at the right time. Denis’ unique compositions, contrasts, shades and reflections all contribute to create that special mood the quiet soul is looking for.
Denis does not produce his work by duplicating photographs. His inspiration is based on his memories of the landscapes he saw during his travels, plus a little touch of imagination.
Denis Masson has been a signatory member of the Institute of figurative arts (IAF) since March 2015. He is also signatory member of the Canadian Watercolor Society of Canada since 2014.
By Denis Masson
11" x 14"
Watercolorist, landscapes, daisies, serene
bumble bee, grasses, summertime
Québec, Canada artist.