Tired of Boston's Winter Grays? Can't Wait for Spring? South End Artist Jean-Pierre Dubreuil's Sun-drenched Paintings, "Places in Provence," Will Cure You: Opens at the SE Library, March 31

"Places in Provence," by Jean-Pierre Dubreuil It will only be two weeks before you can indulge yourself in the rich colors of the Provence, when Jean-Pierre Dubreuil's exhibit of recent work will open on March 31 at the South End Library. Dubreuil came to Boston in the 1980s and, for the last 15 years, discovered the joys of working as a visual artist. He has experimented in monotyping, but also works actively in oils, aquarelle and acrylics. Recently, he developed a keen interest for painting murals.

Dubreuil was born in France in 1952 where, as he put it, "his artistic talents developed as early as lower school where his caricatures earned him many detentions." After what he describes as "perfectly boring business and law studies," he worked in the corporate world in many countries in Europe, the Middle East and Far East.  He currently manages an information technology consulting practice.

The South End resident and his wife Dana are the parents of two almost adult children and a small, highly indulged rabbit. Dana was the founding treasurer of the Friends of the South End Library. Their children have made stellar appearances as Easter Bunnies for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Library Park.