Andre Pleau was born in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec in 1950. At a very young age he developed a passion for drawing, visual arts and nature.
A self-taught artist, he has learnt on his own all he knows about painting and drawing. With palette knife he swipes thick traces of color onto the canvas, without the slightest hint of drawing or plan. He works with liberal and spontaneous gesture, with emphasis and feverishness. Once the piece is finished, it is with the same small palette knife, that he lines the painting from side to side leaving on its surface the shadow of a newly emerging painting.
Andre has been featured in several forms of media coverage from newspapers to television, magazines to radio. His paintings are in numerous public and private collections..
He has received several awards and prizes for his paintings..