Robert P. Roy

Québecois artist Robert P. Roy was interested in drawing and painting from a very young age. Torn between art or science as a career choice, he elected engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke. He did, however, continue to take art lessons during those studies and also studied painting at McGill University, Concordia University and with independent teachers. He later studied at the Saïdye Bronfman Centre for two years. He also attended numerous intensive workshops. In 1995, he won first prize at the Concours d’Art de Pierrefonds and an honorable mention in 1997. He had his first solo gallery exhibition in 2005 and was named the 2006 Artist of the Year of the Kirkland Artists Association. In 2008, he won second prize at the prestigious art competition Rêves d’Automne in Baie St-Paul, Charlevoix, Qc. In 2010, he was selected to represent Québec in an artistic and cultural exchange with Spain called Couleurs Sur le Monde, part of the Rêves d’Automne artistic annual event. This week-long event with renowned Spanish artists was a rich artistic and cultural experience. He participates in numerous other art symposiums as well. Magazin Art, an important art magazine in Québec, published an article on his work in its Winter 2009-2010 edition (see below).


Artist’s Statement

Painting is an act which comes from the interior, of the heart. So, my painting is a continual effort of interpretation of the subject based on a play of balance between the three pillars of my research, which are color, form and movement. I move away from the faithful copy of the subject which, for me, limits the possibility of creating a personal work. I want to translate the subject according to my own language. I want my painting to be personal in its execution: the gesture, which helps to create the movement on the canvas, is very important and must be liberated. It translates the energy which the artist draws from the subject. In my view, this is part of the path to the personal interpretation in the subject.

I draw my inspiration in the works of realist as well as abstract painters. My influences go from the Fauves, Expressionists, Group of the Seven and Tom Thompson, Léo Ayotte, Marc Aurèle Fortin, to the contemporary artists like Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn and Franz Kline.

If the artist is successful in translating the inner emotion, it will allow for the creation of a unique, personal work and it will be felt by the observer. Once the painting is completed, there is nothing more to say: it is the canvas that speaks.

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10 X 10 in. - $550.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Arbre Jaune' at White Rock Gallery
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Champ doré - Charlevoix (Golden Field - Charlevoix)' at White Rock Gallery
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Grange Rouge - Estrie (Red Barn)' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy <br> Le Printemps Arrive (Spring is Coming) </br>
11 X 14 in. unframed - $680.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Vue de Piedmont' at White Rock Gallery
8 X 16 in. unframed - $630.00
Robert P. Roy <br> Vagues No. 1 </br>
16 X 20 in. unframed - $1,100.00
Robert P. Roy <br> L'étang (The Pond) </br>
8 X 16 in. unframed - $630.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Pommier (Apple Tree)' at White Rock Gallery
9 X 12 in. unframed - $560.00
Robert P. Roy <br> Tranquille (Quiet) </br>
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Robert P. Roy <br> Collines, Charlevoix (Hills, Charlevoix) </br>
16 x 20 in. - $1,100.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Champ en Automne (Field in Autumn)' at White Rock Gallery
36 x 48 in. - $3,300.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Apres l'orage (After the Storm)' at White Rock Gallery
30 x 40 in. - $2,650.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Toujours Debout' at White Rock Gallery
12 x 16 in. - $760.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Toujours belle (Still Beautiful)' at White Rock Gallery
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16 x 20 in. - $1,100.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'St-Anicet' at White Rock Gallery
36 x 48 in. - $3,300.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Sous la Neige - Mont Ste-Anne' at White Rock Gallery
24 x 30 in. - $1,600.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Soleil Couchant sur le lac No 2' at White Rock Gallery
16 x 20 in. - $1,100.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Soleil Couchant sur le lac No 1' at White Rock Gallery
11 x 14 in. - $680.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Silhouettes Mysterieuses No 1' at White Rock Gallery
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Sentier dans les Laurentides (Path in the Laurentians)' at White Rock Gallery
16 x 20 in. - $1,100.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Sentier - Laurentides' at White Rock Gallery
24 x 30 in. unframed - $1,600.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Ruisseau en Hiver (Winter Creek)' at White Rock Gallery
9 x 12 in. - $560.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Ruisseau - Chemin Gendron' at White Rock Gallery
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Roseaux dans la neige (Reeds in the Snow)' at White Rock Gallery
30 x 40 in. - $2,650.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Riviere St. Francoise en Hiver' at White Rock Gallery
9 x 12 in. - $560.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Riviere St. Francois II' at White Rock Gallery
30 x 40 in. - $2,650.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Riviere sous la glace' at White Rock Gallery
24 x 30 in. - $1,600.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Retour A Charlevoix' at White Rock Gallery
24 x 36 in. - $1,900.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Pres du Ciel No. 2 (Near the Sky No. 2)' at White Rock Gallery
12 x 16 in. - $760.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Pres de Baie-St-Paul' at White Rock Gallery
24 x 30 in. - $1,600.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Piedmont - Laurentides' at White Rock Gallery
9 x 12 in. - $560.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Ombrage  (Shadow)' at White Rock Gallery
12 x 16 in. - $760.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Octobre a Oka' at White Rock Gallery
36 x 48 in. - $3,300.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Nouvelle Journee sur l'Etang' at White Rock Gallery
16 x 20 in. - $1,100.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Nouvel Horizon' at White Rock Gallery
30 x 40 in. - $2,650.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Nobody Home No. 1' at White Rock Gallery
11 x 14 in. - $680.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Montagne en Hiver' at White Rock Gallery
36 x 48 in. - $3,300.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Mont Orford Au Printemps' at White Rock Gallery
10 x 12 in. - $600.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Marais, Riviere des Outaouais' at White Rock Gallery
8 x 16 in. - $630.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'L'Equipe en Rouge (Red Team)' at White Rock Gallery
30 x 60 in. - $3,500.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Lac Bleu (Blue Lake) - 30x60' at White Rock Gallery
24 x 36 in. - $1,900.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'La Fonte d'Automne (Autumn Melt)' at White Rock Gallery
24 x 30 in. - $1,600.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Intersection' at White Rock Gallery
36 x 48 in. - $3,300.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Glace Noire (Black Ice)' at White Rock Gallery
24 x 30 in. - $1,600.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Dans l'ombre (In the Shadow)' at White Rock Gallery
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Collines Laurentiennes (Laurentian Hills)' at White Rock Gallery
10 x 12 in. - $600.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Ciel d'ete' at White Rock Gallery
24 x 30 in. - $1,600.00
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Ciel brulant (Burning Sky)' at White Rock Gallery
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