Hand-drawn sailboat design by Quebec artist goes around the world – Montreal
Thousands of kilometers from Quebec, sailing the blue waters of the Bahamas, a family from Lachute still has a piece of home, the daring design of the boat that sets them apart.
“Well, we wanted something different, we wanted something that represents us,” said Véronique Massia, who travels the world with Patrice Dubé and her 11-year-old daughter Amy Pilon.
The couple told a longtime friend and Quebec artist Jessie Armand, named Jetset, to draw their well-known design on the sailboat.
“Everything is free of style and free hands. I do not think about anything. It’s a design that allows me to lose myself in my own world, ”Jetset said.
A week before the family left in September 2019, the artist used the 43-foot-long boat as a blank canvas. He is used to larger scale projects like luxury cars but has never drawn on a sailboat.
“I had to improve the design enough that I could do it in two days and people could see it from miles away, and not just have to come close to see what the details look like.”
He worked with acrylic markers to make sure it didn’t fade, then touched up the design with paint.
“It was very cool to see him draw the boat to go from white to this amazing art, it’s amazing,” said Massia.
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The family have traveled to 11 countries with Atypic and told Global that the boat’s design is attracting worldwide attention.
“People recognize us from everywhere, they remember us six months ago” Oh, you were in that anchorage, eh? “and we were like yeah,” she said.
Jetset said it was gratifying to hear that his design was receiving comments around the world.
“So people say good work and then, you know, you create emotions for people. So knowing that my boat is creating emotion all over the world is incredible, ”he said.
As his design travels the world, it feels like he’s here to explore with them and the family can’t wait to welcome him aboard.
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