Gilles was born in Montreal, Canada on January 6th, 1947. The artist began his career in the advertising business as a photographer/illustrator. With over 100 book covers and illustration designs for Kraft General Foods, Reader’s Digest and Bristol-Myers, Archambault changed directions in 1979 to devote himself entirely to his rapture for painting, and for many years watercolor was his passion, then several years ago he made an alteration to acrylic.
In his new medium one finds highly inspirational and romantic European subjects. Mr. Archambault’s work conveys his love of sunshine, light and his fascination with the plays of shadow that shape existing forms into masses and create their own distinct theme.
It is typical for Gilles to convey the silence of “Provence” street scenes, slow moving canals, wonderfully colored doors with clay pots overflowing with numerous blooming plants, and everywhere enchanting blue shutters.