Charest, Gilles

Painter & Sculptor


Born in Montreal, Canada, in 1947, Gilles Charest studied education, literature and administration at the University of Montreal.  He taught for a few years before changing his career in 1975 when, along with two associates, he founded an advertising agency and assumed the role of creative director.  An art collector and enthusiast, Charest has been devoting much of his time to painting since 1990. Today, painting is his way of life.


Charest’s technique and his search for unconventional textures find expression in his personal vision of still life.  His mastery of colour enables him to create brilliant, fundamentally sensual paintings where harmony transcends.  His purity of composition and unusual formats further enhance his ability to breathe more life into his subjects than nature has, herself.  In gallery since 1999 in Canada and USA.  He also participated to different exhibitions in France and Italy.


Magic Moment

Acrylic on Canvas
12 X 12

In the Same Boat

Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 24


Aluminum Sculpture
36 X 24

Reserve aux Femme

Acrylic on Canvas
15 x 30

Les Mâles

Acrylic on Canvas
16 x 30

I got the picture

Acrylic on Canvas
24 X 48

Team Work

Acrylic on Canvas
30 X 15