Jacques Drapeau

I live in Marysville, Washington.

I’ve had almost no formal training as an artist. (An “Advanced Art” class in 7th grade at Newton Junior High School in Hacienda Heights, California is as far as I got.)

I am educated, for what that’s worth. 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.

I worked for Longview Fibre Company (now a part of Kapstone) for 34 years as a chemical engineer.
In 2007, Longview Fibre was purchased by Brookfield Asset Management. Brookfield management apparently 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.

I now can be described as retired, an unemployed bum, or an artist.
In addition to painting, I play golf, ballroom dance, roller skate, watch railroad trains, and attempt to be a satisfactory spouse, parent, and grandparent.

Many of my paintings feature trains, dinosaurs, and dragons. Usually, small boys like these things. I like them. Perhaps I haven’t grown up.

My paintings have shown at:
• the Cowlitz County Fair in Longview, Washington.
• the Western Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Washington.
• the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, Washington.
• the Hawaii Art Gallery in Kona, Hawaii.
• the Ornamental Arts Gallery in Smokey Point, Washington.
• the Koth Memorial Gallery at the Longview Public Library.