When I retired in 2001, I was looking for
something that would fill my free time, especially in the world of
an art teacher in high school and at that moment all my time was
teaching. Not enough time for personal
I live in a small village, all we could find
in the village was a grocery store and a kite store. I had seen a few
festivals and this drew me to buy a kite. After
20 minutes of flying my new stunt kite I
did a beautiful landing on a fence post and it was the end of my first
I went back to
the kite store with the remaining
pieces of my kite. There
the owner showed
me hand painted kites from Robert Trépanier. I met him later and we
friends. He gave me
the idea to
experiment this particula medium.
After my first test with acrylic paint I was
not really satisfied. It was too heavy, too opaque and the color stayed
little sticky. I was looking for transparent
colors. So I experimented with many products to get where
I am today.
Jacques makes all styles of kites, most of them he makes himself and
sometimes he paints on premade kites, but they are all beautiful with
They are all special one-of-akind works of art.
At this time we have some fabulous Brazilian styled fighter kites
called Pipas from Jacques.
Talk about one of a kind pieces of art!!!
(Just a heads up the names are given by me
to help me remember which kite is which-these are not the names from
We also have some new 2m Rokakus made by Jacques as well.
These are beautiful!
"Night City Mouth"
Framed in Skyshark rods this rok will get you up and flying quickly,
if you dare to fight with it it wil be a great fighting kite,
and it can also soar like a breeze.
These are each 365$ shipped.
Jacques' pianted diamond kites are beautiful flyers!
At 5' tall they have a great size and the artwork creates an even bigger presence in the sky!
We have one available called Bi-Face
Bi-Face is 310$ shipped to you.
Jacques bird's are imediately identifiable from their distinctive shape.
These are ~8' tall and almost as wide.
They like lower to medium winds.
This bird is 455$ shipped to you.