“The painting of Claude A. Simard, a multifaceted creator who has managed to render beauty, from a pictorial point of view… insightful!
Over time, his approach changes, his spirit, itself, remains the same from beginning to end. And what is this peculiar spirit that constitutes the soul of his paintings? His glance at beauty. A beauty that he expresses in scenes of everyday life. A glance constantly in pursuit of significance in the ordinary of life. He invariably lies in wait for the turning point, of what makes a space, a form, a whole effective, aesthetically dynamic. And this is achieved through thoughtful and rigorous compositions. Claude A. Simard excels in the management of his pictorial space. This dimension is in fact present as early as his first abstract paintings and will remain omnipresent throughout his career.”
Translated from: Robert Bernier, Revue Parcours Janvier/février 2016