Pierre Ostiguy developed his style through a combination of teaching himself to paint and attending classes after graduating from the Cégep of Granby Haute-Yamaska in 1971. “Art was his refuge,” his psychologist Sandra Villeneuve says, “his only pleasure. Art gave him a social status.”
Pierre’s art reflects his mental state and the turbulence he lived through in his life. Sadly, growing illness forced him away from the artistic community and into isolation. He passed away in September 2009 of lung disease. After his death, the gallery of Les Impatients and Boréart, Granby, organized a posthumous exhibition of his artwork in 2011.
To find more about the non-profit organization Les Impatients who support the artists through therapeutic art programs, visit the website here.