He painted through his cancer treatment and learned he was in remission on the day of his art show
Watch Moncton artist Mathieu Francoeur compete in the season finale of Crash Gallery
When Moncton painter and mixed media artist Mathieu Francoeur was diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread to his abdomen, he couldn't work. In a moment of "panicking financially," he said he "went to his garage and started painting" — and was "blown away" by the work he found himself creating.
Taking something from the garbage and giving it a new life is what I tend to do, because life has given me a new life as well.- Mathieu Francoeur
Watch the video above to hear more of Mathieu's story, and see him compete in this week's season finale of Crash Gallery on Sunday, March 5th at 9:30pm.