My name is Jacques
Drapeau. The picture above is a selfie that I took not too terribly long ago. It shows that I'm old. In fact, I'm very old. Older than I've ever been in the past. I currently live in Marysville WA.
When I was young, I lived in the Jurassic. The above picture shows me offering a doughnut to a stegosaurus. I am aware that I'm not supposed to feed people food to wild animals. The stegosaurus didn't complain.
Later on, I lived in the cretaceous. This picture was taken then. Posing for the picture was very nearly the end of me. Just after the shutter snapped, the adult dinosaur to the left farted! My olfactory sense has not been the same since.
I am educated, though I have had no formal art education. I have a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Chemistry and Physics from Whittier College, a Bachelor of
Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern
California, and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the
University of Washington.
In 1974, upon completion of my M.S. degree, I went to work for
Longview Fibre Company. In 2007, Longview Fibre was
purchased by Brookfield Asset Management.
Brookfield management decided that I wasn’t an asset, or at
least that I wasn’t an asset they wanted to manage. I was “let go” in 2008. Since then I have been an unemployed bum, or
retired. Readers should feel free to choose for themselves which they think best describes me.
of my paintings feature trains and dinosaurs. Many small boys
trains and dinosaurs. Most small boys grow out of liking trains and
dinosaurs. I haven't. Some people are waiting for me to grow
up. Other people have given up on this happening.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, I played golf (poorly) and ballroom danced. Now I roller skate, watch railroad trains, and attempt to be a
satisfactory spouse, parent, and grandparent. I hope to play golf and ballroom dance in the future -- but it will probably be a while.
I haven't completely abandoned the past. This picture, which was taken only a few years ago, shows me with a veloceraptor I encountered in Monroe WA.
Some artists are even weirder than me. Not many, perhaps, but some.