FRANCOIS BEAUDRY — "LE CHERCHEUR DE TRÉSORS" SERIES

The subject is a used book store, « Le chercheur de Trésors » (the treasure hunter), owned by my friend Richard Gingras. The series start with two portraits of Richard done in location and continue with various objects that were found in the bookshop at that time. The last painting represents the door of the initial location of the bookshop. It was in the red light district of Montreal, a place frequented by prostitutes, pimps and book lovers. Just in front of a Dunkin Donuts, whose signboard was reflected in the window of the door. It is with sadness that I learned of the death of my friend Richard who passed away in November 2017.

francois beaudry egg tempera painting portrait richard gingras chercheur de tresors series 2
Richard 2, "le chercheur de trésors" series, 2, egg tempera, 26 x 18 inches
francois beaudry egg tempera painting still life chair books curtain chercheur de tresors series
Chair books and curtain, "le chercheur de trésors" series, 3, egg tempera, 26 x 26 inches
francois beaudry watercolor painting still life suitcase lamp polytechnique chercheur de trésors series
Polytechnique, "le chercheur de trésors" series, 5, watercolor, 30 x 22 inches
francois beaudry egg tempera painting still life books horse counterpoint chercheur de tresors series
Counterpoint, "le chercheur de trésors" series, 7, egg tempera, 30 x 22 inches
francois beaudry watercolor painting portrait richard gingras chercheur de tresors series 1
Richard 1, "le chercheur de trésors" series, 1, watercolor, 22 x 30 inches
francois beaudry, mixed-media painting, pastel watercolor egg tempera, chair suitcase, chercheur de tresors series
Chair and briefcase, "le chercheur de trésors" series, 4, pastel watercolor egg tempera, 27 x 35 inches
francois beaudry egg tempera painting still life stand books chercheur de tresors series
The message, "le chercheur de trésors" series, 6, egg tempera, 24 x 36 inches
francois beaudry watercolor painting still life chercheur de tresors series books basket
Still LIFE, "le chercheur de trésors" series, 8, watercolor, 30 x 22 inches
francois beaudry encaustic painting bas-relief door chercheur de tresors series
The door, "le chercheur de trésors" series, 9, encaustic, bas-relief, 36 x 26 inches