About me

Denis Petitclerc

Denis Petitclerc

Who am I

Born in Quebec City, I spent my childhood between the city and the country. With my family, I had the chance to experience the most beautiful of the 4 seasons, with summer and winter activities. Between camping, my grandparents, uncles, aunts and scouts, I had privileged access to nature, cottages and waterways, as well as a very rich group life. It was there that I developed my love of water.

For as long as I can remember, books have held a fascination for me. In the basement of the family home, there was a chest of drawers containing comic books from various eras, a treasure that also left its mark on my childhood. It was the magic exerted by these that gave rise to my need to express myself through images. Introspective by nature, drawing is a precious tool that has accompanied me all my life.

I’ve been in the graphic design business for over 30 years, from print to website. Thanks to taking control of my health with yoga, Biodanza and the people around me, the impulse to share my images has surfaced. I feel very lucky to be able to live this adventure.

My wish

To inspire others to dare to discover and explore their own creative paths.

That my images become a starting point that shows that it is perfectly possible.

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A journey through images

February 2024

  • The English version of the website “Denis Petitclerc Gribouillages” has gone online on February 8, 2024.
  • I added the DeviantArt social network at the end of December 2023. And I’m still creating new images with the tablet and graphic pen accompanied by Infinite Painter.

2022 and 2023

In the fall of 2022, I bought an Android tablet with a pen (stylus) for drawing and writing on the screen. It comes with Infinite Painter software and ArtPose Pro for access to a male and female figure whose pose and point of view can be adjusted.

July 2023

I added the Threads and Pinterest social networks to share my images, as well as redesigned the site’s cartouche.

Summer 2020

Virtual reality creation tools arrive with Tilt Brush from Google for new images.

November 26, 2017

I’m starting the first stage of a book project that will cover the period from 2011 to 2017. This is the preliminary selection of images followed by a video that introduces the holdbacks.

July 13, 2016

Opening of Denis Petitclerc Gribouillages Instagram page

June 17, 2016

L’expo nomade (Nomadic exhibition), my images have gone for a summer stroll at the Namaste Yoga studio in Lévis.

April 30, 2016

I create a live image at a benefit concert at the Arquemuse music school in Quebec City to benefit the SRT Biodanza School. A first for me, drawing in public under the inspiration of music.

October 26, 2015

I’m exhibiting images at the Café du village in Saint-Nicolas, Quebec.

September 1, 2015

I’m taking part in a vernissage at La Barberie in Quebec City for the whole month of September, thanks to the support and suggestion of Monsieur Jacques Beaudet. This was my first public exhibition, with all the nervousness and hard work of preparation that goes with it.

May 16, 2015

I’m officially opening the Denis Petitclerc Gribouillages Facebook artist page.

May 1st, 2015

The Denis Petitclerc Gribouillages website is officially online.

February/March 2015

I took part in the 30 days/30 images challenge. I did this because I still had imposter syndrome before my first lifetime exhibition, which was just around the corner.

2011

I make my images public on my personal Facebook page.

Somewhere between 2009 and 2011

  • I presented my images to a lady friend for the first time. I’d always kept it private until then.
  • During a Biodanza workshop and activity, I exhibited them in public for the first time.