Pierre Tougas is a Quebec painter born in 1949 in Saint Jean-sur-Richelieu. He works constantly in search of his own pictorial language in order to reach this personal representation of reality.
Pierre Tougas pursues artistic training at the Canada Academy of Arts from the age of 16 years old, he is then the youngest pupil to be admitted. Between 1965 and 1968, he learned the basic techniques of drawing pen, pencil, pastel, watercolor and oil. He will then continue his training by participating in workshops with famous American and Canadian artists such as Tom Nicholas, Don Stone and Alexis Arts.
He started as an illustrator for ten years before devoting himself exclusively to watercolor. In 1982, he participated in the founding of the Canadian Society of Watercolor (SCA). Two important retrospectives were devoted to him: Laurier Museum (1999), Musée Ramezay (2002).
He is considered by his peers and collectors as one of the most talented watercolourists in Quebec. He is elected a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor of Toronto (CSPWC) in 1996. His paintings are inspired by the architecture of houses (doors, windows ...), as well as flowers, street scenes and varied landscapes for example, representing the Canadian Winter or tracing his various trips to the United States, Canada and Europe. He also paints still lifes.