With a swirl of colour and texture his oil paintings evoke an emotional response. The movement of his brushstrokes echo the flow of the rivers and hills so close to his heart. His images are laden with paint, transforming the flat canvas into an almost sculptural depiction of the Quebec landscape he calls home.
Exhibiting throughout Canada and Eastern U.S.A., Normand's work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout North America.
Innovation rejuvenates Art. A discipline, whether it is painting or any other, loses its appeal or stagnates in the absence of new methods or ideas. True innovators must have a firm grasp of their profession's basics, yet challenge old principle while exploring new techniques, thus contributing to the preservation of artistic vitality. Such has always been and continues to be the case with Normand's painting. With the constant desire to improve, he continues to experiment with new means of expression.
Normand has found himself exploring and expressing himself through figurative paintings, a black period, colourful nudes and his current favorite, landscapes; a subject that seems to be his true direction. Thus, nature and landscape were to become the basis for Normand's paintings, which comprise the majority of his work.
The landscape can still be categorized as naïve art (also referred to at times as primitive) which nevertheless represents an area of great interest in the art world. This interest arises both from the spontaneity that the landscape achieves from being painted by individualistic, self-instructed artists and from its mysterious development; admittedly ambiguous because of its overly vague classification, it exists on the fringes of the “professional” art world but is also established within traditional, popular art.
Nonetheless, landscapes probably account for the majority of the overall painting market. Despite the fact that works of art cannot be ranked according to an absolute, universally accepted order (like a diamond or an egg), all of us continually pass judgment on artistic value. Normand Boisvert's approach therefore is to put his talent before the critic who is never wrong; the public - the critic who either likes or dislikes and who judge art more severely than anyone else.
It has been made clear from various exhibits touring the world that no one can doubt the ability of Normand's painting to win over both art lovers and art connoisseurs.