Calgary's Contemporary Art Gallery

Clifford Jean-Felix


Clifford Jean-Félix is a Haitian-born Canadian painter. In 1997, an accident sparks an extensive personal and artistic quest.

The art of Clifford Jean-Félix is sometimes associated with surrealistic impressionism.

His paintings radiate with an aura of authenticity and humanity, free of all artifice. For Clifford, painting is primarily a spiritual act. His works give viewers the opportunity to embark on a very personal voyage of discovery, even as they experience an intimate connection with some of the most universal aspects of our human experience. 

As a result, each person has the opportunity to develop, in his or her own way, a kinship with the characters that live in Clifford’s colorful, painted universe.  Such a kinship is the tangible expression of Clifford’s message: “When people open their hearts, they open themselves to the union of all human races; they accept our primary essence, generous and full of light; they agree to become one with the Universe; and most importantly, they choose to belong to the civilization of the future – the world of the Enlightened.”