Born in Valleyfield, Quebec, in 1959.
Self-taught, Yvon St-Aubin is both a musician and a painter. He studied music and played professionally when he was in his twenties. Afterwards, St-Aubin learnt to draw in the company of artists Clarence Bourgoin and Mario Beaudoin.While sketching with his mentors and other landscape artists, he discovered and fell in love with the region of Charlevoix.
Now, his work is mainly concentrated on capturing the beauty of this region, making it accessible to others. The landscapes he brings forth, bathe in the soft, warm light of an ending afternoon. He also distinguishes himself by the use of vivid colours and playful compositions. In the year 2002, he was named Charlevoix’s artist of the year.
Media coverage :
Magazin’ Art, biennial guide to Canadian artists in galleries 2002-2003 and prior years; Magazin’Art, spring 2002 edition, article pg.101 (French version), pg.142 (English version); poster representing the Charlevoix area, 2002; Guide touristique de Charlevoix, cover page, 2002; Guide touristique de Suroît, 1999; Partenaire, business magazine, 1999; 125th Anniversary of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, commemorative album, cover page, 1999; Quebec Scope, Old Quebec official program, 1999.
Corporation des bibliothécaires professionnels du Québec, Montreal; Direction du collège de Valleyfield; Mairie de Combs, France; Nissan du Canada, Toronto; Organisation du gala des gens d’affaire du Suroît; Orléans Express, Quebec; La Source, NB; Rhodia Canada, Valleyfield; Francine Dubeau architecte; Gilles Paré et associé; Keith Fraser Enterprises Ltd., AB; Cybernetix; Clinique Médicale Ste-Dorothée; The Edge Stratageze inc., ON; Hallé Couture et ass.; Lou Jac inc, QC; Préverco; Dickinson et ass.; Vachon Transport; Clinique Lavaltrie; Roger Girard inc.
Prizes and honours :
Nominated artist of the year, Charlevoix, 2002; Honorable mention, Exposition Clef des Arts, Vaudreuil, 1994.