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vCasey was born in California in 1967 but grew up in New England. In 1986 he left the U.S. and moved to Québec to study where he has lived since. Self-taught and influenced by his experience as a house painter he expresses himself in a direct way with his vibrant colors and mouvements which are inspired by nature, life and simplicity. He started to paint at the age of 4 after he had drawn on the walls with Crayola crayons. His mother, instead of getting angry had taken him to the art store and bought him his first acrylics. He produced his first professional series of 45 slate shingles in NYC in 1996: mainly fruits, vegetables and landscapes. In 2000 he decided to paint more seriously when he produced his first 16x20 canvases. His abstracts are influenced by nature and his more figurative works often have abstract elements in them. In 2001 he started working with the spatula and since it has become his preferred tool for painting. Towards 2002 he started to experiment with painting on... Read More

vCasey was born in California in 1967 but grew up in New England. In 1986 he left the U.S. and moved to Québec to study where he has lived since. Self-taught and influenced by his experience as a house painter he expresses himself in a direct way with his vibrant colors and mouvements which are inspired by nature, life and simplicity. He started to paint at the age of 4 after he had drawn on the walls with Crayola crayons. His mother, instead of getting angry had taken him to the art store and bought him his first acrylics. He produced his first professional series of 45 slate shingles in NYC in 1996: mainly fruits, vegetables and landscapes. In 2000 he decided to paint more seriously when he produced his first 16x20 canvases. His abstracts are influenced by nature and his more figurative works often have abstract elements in them. In 2001 he started working with the spatula and since it has become his preferred tool for painting. Towards 2002 he started to experiment with painting on wood and plywood but has continued just the same working on canvas. He has produced more than 1000 paintings since 2000 and has sold paintings in the US, Canada, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
vCasey's first exposition was at the "Station P" on Amherst St. in Montréal from January to June 2004. He has also had three other expositions at Le Placard Café on Mont-Royal St. in Montréal in July 2005, September 2005 and in March 2008. He also participated in the Festival International Montreal en Art (F.I.M.A.) in 2006 as well a duo-expo with Victor Alonso in Barcelona in October of 2006. His 5th expo was at Metro Lounge in Feb. 2007. His 8th exposition was at the restaurant Les Cabotins, rue Sainte-Catherine est, Montréal in October 2008 and has participated in Project Hope arts/sida in 2009 and 2010 as well as being part of Québec Solidaire's "solidarité avec les artistes" in Dec. 2009. His first ever exposition at home where he works and exposes his art was in Sept. of 2009.

"Keep it simple, spontaneous and full of feeling is my philosophy-- Art should be within reach of everyone--Art takes from life and should give life back as well...
I hope my art inspires others to dream, to believe and to always try to achieve" Read less

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solidarite-avec-les-artistes


quebecsolidaire/sainte-marie-saint-jacques/ group expo dec 2008 (expo 9)


vCasey Expositions to date


1. Station P, rue Amherst, Montréal 01-07/2004
2. Café Le Placard, rue Mont-Royal E., Montréal 07/2005
3. Café Le Placard, rue Mont-Royal E., Montréal 09/2005
4. Metro Lounge, rue Amherst, Montréal 02/2006
5. F.I.M.A., rue Ste.-Catherine, Montréal 07/2006
6. Olimpicos y Abstractos, Sala Polivalente, Barcelona, Spain 10/2006
7. Café Le Placard, rue Mont-Royal E., Montréal 03/2008
8. Restaurant Les Cabotins, rue Ste.-Catherine E., Montréal 10/2008
9. Solidarité avec les Artistes, rue Amherst, Montréal 12/2008
10. Project Hope, Galérie Dentaire, rue Amherst, Montréal 03/2009
11. Expo 11, rue Chapleau, Montréal 9/2009
12. Project Hope, Galérie Dentaire, rue Amherst, Montréal 03/2010
13. Café Le Placard, rue Mont-Royal E.,Montréal 02/2011
14. Art Sida, Galérie Dentaire, rue Amherst, Montréal 05/2012
15. Black and Blue LIVE painting 10/2013
16. Art Sida 5, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montréal 05/2014
17. Café Le Placard, Mt-Royal E, Montréal 10/2014
18.Grand Enfant, Maison de la Culture Mtl. N., 7/2015-8/2015
19."VIE", GalerieZu, 4558 rue de Rouen, Montréal 02-3/2017


Solo Expo 4-Metro Lounge 1285 Amherst, Montéal


22 paintings by vCasey in his 4th solo exposition February 2007 at Metro Lounge


Expos Collective (Listing)


6/29/06-7/2/06 FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL MONTRÉAL EN ARTS-L'ART EN PLEIN AIR-rue Ste. Catherine, Montréal


2011 Artmajeur Silver Award


Winner of the 2011 Artmajeur Silver Award in the category "contemporary abstract, figurative and a mix of the two"


Expos Solo (Listing)


1/2004 to 6/2004 first exposition of 35 paintings on plywood, pine and masonite at the Station P rue Amherst Montréal
5/2004 Benefit Auction of Art to aid Montréal Missionary group "Bande Fez y Mision" for their trip to Honduras
1/2005 First sale of Paintings in Spain
7/2005 second exposition of 30 paintings on plywood, pine and canvas at Café Le Placard 2129 ave. Mt-Royal E., Montréal
first "vernissage"
9/2005 EXPO3 50 paintings on canvas at Café Le Placard 2129 Mt-Royal E., Montréal
first "book" published 12 copies with pictures of all 50 paintings from EXPO3 (Thank You Victor Alonso)


Québec Solidaire-Solidarité avec les artistes


collective exposition dec. 2008
sainte-marie-saint-jacques/solidarite-avec-les-artistes


250,000 THANKS!!!


I just want to thank everyone who has visited my site in the past 5 yrs and have put me over the QUARTER MILLION mark for visits to and to thank those who have supported me in my art for the past 10 years... vCasey :)


F.I.M.A. l'Art en Plein Air 2006


2010 Artmajeur Silver Award


Winner of the 2010 Artmajeur Silver Award in the category "contemporary abstract, figurative and a mix of the two"


In the studio


Me at work


F.I.M.A. l'Art en Plein Air...official site


artiste_belle_gueule_montgomery.htm


EXPO3


Café Le Placard 2129 Mt-Royal E., Montréal Sept. 15-29, 2005


2009 Artmajeur Silver Award


vCasey Winner of the 2009 Artmajeur Silver Award in the category "contemporary abstract, figurative and a mix of the two"



simplicity is THE most wonderful complexity...keep it simple
...and always believe in your dreams


Montréal artist vCasey [vcaseym(AT)gmail(DOT)com]


vCasey was born in California in 1967 but grew up in New England. In 1986 he left the U.S. and moved to Québec to study where he has lived since. Self-taught and influenced by his experience as a house painter he expresses himself in a direct way with his vibrant colors and mouvements which are inspired by nature, life and simplicity. He started to paint at the age of 4 after he had drawn on the walls with Crayola crayons. His mother, instead of getting angry had taken him to the art store and bought him his first acrylics. He produced his first professional series of 45 slate shingles in NYC in 1996: mainly fruits, vegetables and landscapes. In 2000 he decided to paint more seriously when he produced his first 16x20 canvases. His abstracts are influenced by nature and his more figurative works often have abstract elements in them. In 2001 he started working with the spatula and since it has become his preferred tool for painting. Towards 2002 he started to experiment with painting on wood and plywood but has continued just the same working on canvas. He has produced more than 1000 paintings since 2000 and has sold paintings in the US, Canada, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
vCasey's first exposition was at the "Station P" on Amherst St. in Montréal from January to June 2004. He has also had three other expositions at Le Placard Café on Mont-Royal St. in Montréal in July 2005, September 2005 and in March 2008. He also participated in the Festival International Montreal en Art (F.I.M.A.) in 2006 as well a duo-expo with Victor Alonso in Barcelona in October of 2006. His 5th expo was at Metro Lounge in Feb. 2007. His 8th exposition was at the restaurant Les Cabotins, rue Sainte-Catherine est, Montréal in October 2008 and has participated in Project Hope arts/sida in 2009 and 2010 as well as being part of Québec Solidaire's "solidarité avec les artistes" in Dec. 2009. His first ever exposition at home where he works and exposes his art was in Sept. of 2009.
"Keep it simple, spontaneous and full of feeling is my philosophy-- Art should be within reach of everyone--Art takes from life and should give life back as well...
I hope my art inspires others to dream, to believe and to always try to achieve"


Germain Guénette-ODE to a friend (germano)


Germain Guénette (1962-2007)who inspired and encouraged me in life and in my art...to you i say 'au revoir' my friend and 'merci' for all...may your art continue to inspire others as it has me even after your passing.....adieu mon ami....on t'aime