Marcel Côté, a self-taught artist, began to paint in his early twenties. It was early on in his career that he developped an affinity for bright and vibrant colours. After exploring various themes he found that flowers allowed him the greatest personnal and aesthetic expression. His style is very expressive, using repeated glazes, similar to a watercolorist. Sometimes letting the canvas show through, he layers colours to lend relief and luminosity to his work. Using the palette knife one minute, the brush the next, Côté's "dragonfly" flowers as well as his bouquets seduce by their joyous vibrancy.
Born in Limoilou in 1961, Marcel Côté now resides in a small village just outside of Quebec city.
Artist choosed to represent the 100th of the Rotary Club in Chicago (2005)
Work selected for the Just for Laugh Festival, homage to Piccolo, 2001
Work selected and presented to the High Commission of Human Rights, United nations, Geneva
Just for Laugh Museum, Montreal; Government of Quebec; Government of Canada; GAP, United States; Canadian Royal Mint, Cognicase, AT&T Canada; Collection Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva; Abu Dhabi Men's College, United Arab Emirates; Cognicase; CPG Technologie inc.; Rotary Club International; Andrès Wines Ltd.
Publications / Media
Le Soleil, daily newspaper, Quebec, 2002
Magazin'art, magazine, article, Spring 2001
SRC television, NB, 1999
Le Metropolitain, Toronto, Ontario, 1999