I love life and it inspires me to paint. I love people, observing them, discovering their unique personality. Nature represents an inexhaustible source of beauty. It's this outburst towards life that I try to represent in my paintings.
My preferred subject material is painting the human body, daily life scenes and nature. I found all this and much more in my travels. The first time I visited Africa, I felt an irresistible attraction for the people, for their simple way of appreciating life, for their smiles, for their dignity, for their respect of nature. Each time I returned to Africa I was impressed with the strength of character of African people and their ability to provide their family with the basic needs. I have been painting the beauties of Africa through its people hoping to transmit a lasting emotion to the viewer by showing a different aspect of this continent.
Through my medium of choice, oil on canvas, I challenge myself with the old-master's technique of realism painting and the application of creativity in contemporary art. My current artistic endeavour is to express emotion in a painting. The ability to portray an emotional feeling between the viewer and each of my paintings, is a continuous discovery.
With my wife Agnes Jorgensen and an ongoing commitment to staying true to the soul of our art, we recently launched our Jorgensen Chatelain Collection with the objective to offer a positive view of our world, our history and our future.
We both have participated in group exhibitions as well as a number of solo exhibitions. Our artworks are part of private collections throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
Together we have founded a non profit organization Painting a New World – Peindre un Nouveau Monde in 2008. Through the sales of our artwork and art projects, we continue to help create positive changes in communities locally, in Africa and Haiti.
Gallery / Exhibitor
2014 Saatchi Art
2013 Regional Museum of Vaudreuil-Soulanges
2013 Featured in Best of Worldwide Oil Artists Vol. 2
2012 Featured in Best of Artists Collector's Edition
2012 Leonardo da Vinci Centre, Montreal, QC
2011 Leonardo da Vinci Centre, Montreal, QC
2010 Montreal Olympic Stadium, Montreal, QC
2009 Judge fo the annual photography contest of ALPA
2009 Mosaik Art Gallery Exhibition, Montreal QC
2008 Fleet Galleries, Painting a New World, Winnipeg, MB
2008 Rockefeller Plaza, New York
2007 Waldorf Astoria, New York
2007 Mosaik Art Gallery, Vues d'Afrique, Montreal, QC
2006 Guy-Descary cultural complex (Pavillon de l'entrepôt),
SEE the world
2005 Les Promenades du Parc, Longueuil
2005 Maison de la culture Georges-VanierÉAL IN ARTS Festival 6th edition
2005 Visual arts
Montréal Festival 2005 -
2004 Gallery Antoine-Aimé Dorion, Vaudreuil-Dorion (Québec) Moving
2004 Private Collection of the Maison Trestler Foundation
2002 Le Campanile, Nuns Island (Quebec)
Recognition of Awards
2009 - From the Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec - Humanity Art Award
2007 - Diploma of Excellence, Honorable award, Artoteque Global, London UK
2006 - Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Akademos Silver Award
Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du
Oil Painters of America
Founder / President of Painting a New World
Academy of Realist Art
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