- Born in Montreal on October 9, 1957.
- Lives and works in Saint – Hubert, Quebec.
- Graduated from Polytechnique Montréal and the University of Montreal (School of Architecture).
- Founded the architectural firm Groupe Leclerc Architecture+Design in 1987. The firm is an environmentally responsible, sustainable development LEED® registered ISO – 9001.
- Recipient of the Medal of the National Assembly (2009) conferred upon by the Honourable Member Camil Bouchard for outstanding and exemplary community involvement and service.
- Member of the International Academy of Fine Arts of Quebec and the European Academy of Arts, France.
Pierre Leclerc started painting in 1994, and his technique can be described as “instinctive…almost trancelike”. Painting allows him to create a direct link between his emotions and the canvas.
Initially drawn to figurative art, he began creating passionate abstract pieces that are an emotionally charged explosion of his inner sensitivity and empathy. Working mainly with acrylic, he uses the canvas to reflect on distress, grief, volatility, human sorrow and calamity.
Deeply touched by the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina, painting became a necessary catharsis, and he unleashes gestural brush strokes that connects directly to tragedy, turmoil, disaster, the environment, money and power.
Pierre is a nature and animal lover, and a visionary who feels compelled to describe tragic events through his work. He believes that sadness affects us more profoundly than happiness, and his paintings forces us to look deeper into our lives, and try to make a difference in the world.
Trained as an architect, Pierre has no formal training in the arts, but his mother painted, and acrylic and oil run deep in his veins.
Inspired by Jean-Paul Riopelle and Jackson Pollock, painting allows him to develop ideas without constraints and express his feelings through a kaleidoscope of colours.