More works by Henri-Dominique
By François Matthey
When Henri-Dominique Lacas was a small child, he discovered the world of painting and drawing. He had imagination and inspiration; he knew at an early age; that painting was his calling. Art school was not for him; he is a self-taught artist, who at the age of fourteen had already participated in the Millavois art group, thanks to the help and encouragement of Jacqueline Ramond, an art furnishing merchant.
In the late 1980s, his friendship with Jean Tessier became an important part of his evolution; just like a sponge, he absorbs the influence of his predecessors.
He defines himself as coming from no school, but the school of life, instinct and of the moment. This impressionist lover names Toulouse Lautrec has his role model.
Inspiration comes from everywhere, a country cabin, a vase on a window sill, a port, fields of poppies and of course the nudes, the faces of children, women and elderly. He paints their souls. Nothing is off limits; he works with brushes, knives, and uses water, oil, pastels just to name a few of his media.
Each and every time, he escapes in front of a white canvas; it is a research and the opening of a new world full of the colours he loves so much. Nothing will stop him.
He wants to give you a feeling, an emotion not only in copying what surrounds him but in letting his imagination show you what his heart sees. This is when he paints at his best.