Jean-François Racine was born in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada in 1968. He grew up along the St. Lawrence River in Rimouski. He studied graphic arts at the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup. He also studied political science at Laval University in Quebec City and Ski resort operation and management at Selkirk College in Nelson, British Columbia.
Recognized as one of the most accomplished young Canadian painters, his work is well known throughout Canada. While his subjects are diverse and different, he excels in outdoor painting. Mountains, rivers, winter landscapes, marinas, nocturnes and wilderness are among the most inspiring topics for Racine.
Throughout his work, Racine wants to show the world the beauty of our country and its wild lands. Through several expeditions, the artist discovers and shares in his way the beauties and the riches of the territory to promote its conservation.
Racine has a keen sense of drawing and perspective. Jean-François works both acrylic (interior) and oil (exterior). The light as well as the depth in these works are recognized as their assets. It also manufactures its own color combinations.
Throughout his artistic process, and through ethnological interest, he tends to respect reality by carefully situating his subjects in their respective contexts.
Jean-François also participated in numerous fundraising events for several charities and not-for-profit corporations. Since 1985, Racine has participated in numerous exhibitions in several Canadian art galleries and museums. In recent years, he has presented two exhibitions in Japan and performed in Switzerland and Florida, USA. There are works by JF Racine in numerous private collections.
Solo exhibits -
2000 - Acrylic on canvas exhibition; Old Mill of Baie-St-Paul
2001 - The old mill of Quebec 1; Old Mill of Baie-St-Paul
2002 - Exhibition oil and acrylic on canvas; 113 St-Paul Street, Quebec
2004 - The Old Mill of Quebec 2; Gallery 1080, Montreal
2006 - The Massif de Charlevoix; The Massif, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François
2009 - The mountains of British Columbia; Tree line studio, Delta Sun Peaks, BC
2010 - The mountains of British Columbia; The Gallery Odin, Vernon, BC
2014 - The Four Seasons of Quebec; Iris Art Gallery