Michel LeRoux has been painting since 1980. He was born on 28 June 1950 in a family environment where creativity was used as a means of expression and subsistence. Mature artist, he lives in perfect symbiosis with nature. Canvas after canvas, he recreates with intensity the magnificence of the vegetale and mineral world.
From 1982 to date, he has presented 27 solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States. In 1990, Éditions Broquet published a book in the Signature series covering the first period of his pictorial production. In spring 2004, a luxurious monograph was launched at the A & C Fine Art Gallery in Rhodes Island.
Over the years, several articles have been devoted to him, notably in the Magazin'Art and Parcours. In the cinema, 24 paintings by Michel LeRoux supported the plot of the best-seller A Cry in the night by the American novelist Mary Higgins Clark, in a feature film co-produced American, French and Canadian. In addition, his works frequently appear in television series.
Michel LeRoux is a voluble and dynamic man. A man of forest, sea and rivers. He says with a smile: "Sap, salt water and fresh water circulate in my veins. I grew up among the trees, and what gives a color to childhood persists all life. Nature is my anchor. It is up to me to do my best to pay tribute to them! I therefore inherit a search for life through which I will always try to grasp the elusive, to express the inexpressible and to paint the inapparent. ¨
Since his beginnings, collectors follow him step by step: either an incessant renewal consistent with his previous periods of pictorial production. A logical sequence free from categorical breaks and imprinted with an unconditional love for nature.
Today, there are works by painter Michel LeRoux throughout the world, as well as in major private and public collections in Canada and the United States.
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