Breton briefly worked as a graphic artist, but his major concentration has been painting. His early successes led him to continue, and dedicate himself fully to his artistic practice. Amateurs and collectors alike appreciate the passion for nature that is evident in all of his work. Breton’s medium of choice is oil on canvas, using a palette knife to create texture and blending of colours.
Yvon Breton's exceptional palette strokes and ability to fuse asymmetrical palette strokes into a concise and consistent painting is one of his most easily recognizable traits. He combines unusual combinations of color palettes together in order to create his own unique visual distortion within his work. He has also worked with watercolor, ink, charcoal and pastel.