Marcel Desbiens – Principal Tutor and Master Artist

Marcel Desbien“Nothing excites me more than when a student comes to me having never picked up a paint brush. They do my classes and develop a skill, a passion they never knew they had”

Renowned French-Canadian Master Artist, Marcel Desbiens, is an accomplished Artist and Tutor who generously shares his expertise on the techniques of the Old Masters. He is French Canadian born in Quebec, Peribonka and  in 1974 he worked as a full time Artist.  Over the years people were often asking him for advice on technical skills in Oil Painting, this lead him to teach painting in 1980 and he ran full time classes since 2003. Workshops have been conducted throughout Queensland e.g. Cairns Artescape, Port Douglas Art House, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Laidley and North of New South Wales- Ballina.

Marcel Desbiens is an award winning artist who has won several prizes for his exquisite Oil Paintings capturing the true essence of beauty in his works. He has had a number of solo and group exhibitions in Canada and throughout Australia. You can view his artwork on his artist website

Upcoming Courses & Workshops with Marcel Desbiens

View Marcel’s Courses & Workshops under Timetable

View Marcel Desbiens’ Art Gallery

Solo Exhibitions

2016  Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth, Australia
2011  Lethbridge Gallery , Brisbane, Australia
2008 Gadfly Gallery, Perth, Australia
2007 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Gadfly Gallery Perth, Australia
2006 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Maria Perides Gallery, Brisbane
2004 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Musee Louis Hemon, Quebec, Canada
2000 Galerie la corniche, Chicoutimi, Ca
1997 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne
1996 Valerie Cohen Fine Art Gallery, Syd
1995 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
1994 “Ipswich Regional Gallery, Australia
1992 Centre culturel de Dolbeau,Canada
1985 Caisse Populaire de Sherbrooke, Ca
1983 Galerie coopérative des a v Canada
1980 Galerie Menasen, Sherbrooke, Canada
1975 Café de la Cour, Québec, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2015  BGS Art Show
2015  Tattersall’s Club Landscape Prize, Brisbane, Australia
2015  Sunshine Coast environmental art award
2015  Art Spectacular, Combined Brisbane Rotary Club Brisbane, Australia
2015  10,000 Lethbridge prize, Brisbane

Art Collections

Domtar Inc., Dolbeau, Québec, Canada
Musée Louis-Hémon, Québec, Canada
Hotel de ville et Centre sportif, Canada
Minto Construction Ltée, Ottawa, Canada
First Provincial Building Society, Ipswich
Caisse Populaire de Sherbrooke-Est,
Canada Caisse Populaire de Girardville,
Canada Rydges Hotel, Southbank, Brisbane, Australia
Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane, Australia
Ehime Women’s College, Ehime,
Japan Maharaji Center, Amaroo, Queensland, Robina Hospital, QLD , Australia
The Clayfield Retirement Apartments, Clayfield, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Gallery Representation

Lasting Impressions
6 Elizabeth Street, Kenilworth, QLD 4574
07 5446 0422

Gallery Beneath
Sirocco Plaza, First Avenue
Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
07 5444 7775


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