Bruno Cote was born in the city of Quebec in August of 1940. He grew up in a family where art holds a strong significance, this enticed young Bruno to develop a keen sense for drawing. He joined the family's publicity business in 1957. A natural enthusiasm together with a desire for the job well done permitted him to work at all levels, from lettering to artistic directorship, while strengthening the discipline and tenacity that characterize his later fine art works.
His career in publicity did not succeed in satisfying Bruno who, from his childhood days, dreamed of wild landscapes. Outings in the forest multiplied and became accomplices of a continuous quest for the subtle visual elements that transform a natural scenery into a grandiose happening. This fascination encouraged moreand more outdoor activities until the mid-sixties when Bruno became initiated with painting. From this moment on, he had only one dream: to devote himself entirely to Art.
In 1978, his dream came true. Baie-Saint-Paul became the family's place of residence and Charlevoix the painter's inspirational core. A full year of his passionate and tenacious work enabled him to offer the public his first important solo exhibition.
Charlevoix's colors and mountains became insufficient for Bruno's inspiration. In 1980, he decided to explore elsewhere in his home country: Canada. A journey in the Rockies became the first of many expeditions that had him travel our land from West to East. Because of its continental dimensions, its multitude of forces and contrasts as well as the diversity of its people and scenery, Canada offered a richness of inspiration. The Pacific Rim's wild beauty in British Columbia, the warmth of Labrador's icebergs, the immensity of the Prairies' skies, the North's savage force and Quebec's magnificent forests are all elements of love impregnated in the painter's work.