|Canada's Yves Lanthier's vision succeeds with ‘View on the Bay'|
Second in Series of World Design Contest Winner Profiles
Ottawa, Canada – Feb 23, 1999
Canada's Yves Lanthier, winner in the Corel® World Design Contest, is the second in a series of profiles being announced by Corel Corporation.
Mr. Lanthier's entry in the contest, View on the Bay, was a monthly winner in the Landscape and Landmark category. Corel's ninth World Design Contest was open to participants around the world from April 1998 to January 1999. Monthly winners were chosen in seven graphics categories and will be flown to Ottawa for Corel's Gala event, An Evening of Art & Inspiration, on April 7th. At the Gala, a Grand Prize Winner from each category and a Best of Show winner will be announced.
"Our participants and winners represent every walk of life from all corners of the world," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. "We are continually astounded and
honored by the diversity of expression portrayed by our contest entrants. This year's slate of candidates is no exception."
Mr. Lanthier's winning design was inspired by his travels to Europe, and in particular, the Italian coastal area. The design, which Mr. Lanthier considers possibly his best achievement in digital painting to date, took him five days to create. It can be best described in the words of the artist himself, as "a place of peaceful serenity where one could easily escape. The vibrant
colors in the fruits and the flowers are calling like a cool spring on a hot summer day."
Mr. Lanthier, who first realized his talent at the age of six, currently enjoys a successful art career. Most recently, he was commissioned to paint the Florida estate of Canadian singer Celine Dion, an experience which he says was an
honor and a pleasure.
"Ms. Dion's designers chose my idea and I started working on a ceiling design that I created with Corel PHOTO-PAINT," said Mr. Lanthier. "The next area was a complete corridor about 30 feet long by 10 feet wide, with a dome ceiling. I again created the elaborate design with Corel PHOTO-PAINT."
With the great advances in today's graphic design technology, Mr. Lanthier has increasingly been using Corel's digital software in his trade. In fact, he claims that at least half of his work is now digital, and it would be hard to proceed without the technology.
"Everyday I use Corel products to either edit or print photos, brochures, or paint and draw for my paintings," he said. "I could not imagine doing without it anymore. I now realize that we are at a turning point in time where to use all the necessary means to accomplish your (artistic) goals is a must to succeed."
Mr. Lanthier is currently preparing for the grand opening of his gallery Salon D'Art Yves Lanthier, near Montreal, Canada. His partner and mother will be managing the Salon when it opens in May, 1999. A photograph of Mr. Lanthier and a sample of his work entitled The Other Side is available by following the link www.corel.com/news/index.htm.
Participants in Corel's ninth World Design Contest were required to create entries in any version of CorelDRAW®, Corel PHOTO-PAINT®, Corel DREAM 3D, CorelXARA, Corel® WordPerfect®, Corel® Office Professional, Corel VENTURA or any Corel Web publishing software. The 35 monthly graphics winners received a prize package worth an estimated US$5,000; at Corel's Gala, eight Grand Prize winners will receive a prize package worth an estimated US$20,000 and the Best of Show winner will receive a prize package estimated at US$100,000.
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