After studying Plastic Art in France, Jean-Pierre Poisson worked with a Chinese painter who taught him calligraphy and Chinese painting.
He uses mostly pure powdered pigments with oil or acrylic and Chinese brushes which allow him to create special effects. His artistic language is very personal. He contrasts transparency with layers, and he uses a wide range of colours where black, in spots or in broad trails, intensifies the other colours.
Having also been a jazz pianist, Jean-Pierre Poisson uses improvisation in the same way for his paintings: harmony of colours instead of sounds, with total freedom of creation.