LeRoux, Michel

Michel Leroux was born on June 28, 1950 in a family milieu where creativity provided the means to livelihood and self-expression.

In 1975, he became a teacher at the Montreal Institute of Graphic Arts, where he taught to students the principles of perspective and calligraphy. Three years later, he began his own business in advertising design. This new activity was most interesting and rewarding. Nevertheless he soon realized that something was lacking in his artistic life: he felt a certain frustration due to the limited compass of his profession. He then discovered that oil painting offered the opportunity to escape and fulfill his dreams.

Plant life fascinates him. He wants to transfer to the canvas his feelings for the forest. A great success resulted from his taking part, in 1985, in the 5th Montreal International Arts Festival. The event was a springboard for him. Collectors immediately welcomed his work, which encouraged a greater motivation. He now wishes to surpass himself and to proceed with discrimination. Painting after painting, he tries to purify his subject and preserve its essential feature – Nature’s specific character.

From 1986 to 1997, apart from taking part in numerous group exhibitions, he had 15 one-man shows. Not long ago, the Editions Broquet published a book covering the first part of his pictorial production period and Telescene Film Group Inc. selected 21 of his paintings for a feature film that included France, United States and Canada.

“I have chosen to paint the plant world which, like any other subject matter, may fit into a contemporary trend. In my opinion, its most powerful pictorial quality has been underestimated. I mean its relation to human beings.”

Désinvolture

Oil on canvas
40 x 48

Paroles d'Aube

Oil on canvas
40 x 30
Framed

13595-600029

LeRoux, Michel
Oil on canvas
40 x 30

13595-600079

LeRoux, Michel
Oil on canvas
40 x 48

13595-600149

LeRoux, Michel
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48

13595-600220

LeRoux, Michel
Oil on Canvas
36 x 48