Robert P. Roy

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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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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Robert P. Roy - "Verdure"' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Robert P. Roy - "Trou dans les Nuages"' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Robert P. Roy - "Printemps sur le lac"' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Robert P. Roy - "Les Ombres"' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Robert P. Roy - "La Recompense 2"' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Robert P. Roy - "Enlacement Hivernal"' at White Rock Gallery
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Robert P. Roy - "Ciel des Caraibes No. 3"' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Robert P. Roy - "Avant de se Cacher"' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Robert P. Roy - "L'Hiver Approche (Winter is Near)"' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Robert P. Roy - "Hommage au Printemps"' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Robert P. Roy - "Citadelle Automnale"' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Vieux Souvenir' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Retour a Charlevoix' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Le Quai' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Energie Maritime' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Douce Lumier' at White Rock Gallery
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Ciel des Caraibes No.1' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Avant Le Depart' at White Rock Gallery
Soleil couchant, Mont Ste-Anne
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Grange, Senneville
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Vue de Piedmont' at White Rock Gallery
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Vagues No. 1
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Pommier (Apple Tree)' at White Rock Gallery
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Tranquille (Quiet)
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L'étang (The Pond)
Le Printemps Arrive (Spring is Coming)
Collines, Charlevoix (Hills, Charlevoix)
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Champ doré - Charlevoix (Golden Field - Charlevoix)' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Arbre Jaune' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Toujours Debout' at White Rock Gallery
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Sentier dans les Laurentides (Path in the Laurentians)' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Sentier - Laurentides' at White Rock Gallery
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Ruisseau en Hiver (Winter Creek)' at White Rock Gallery
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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
Robert P. Roy artwork 'Riviere St. Francois II' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Nobody Home No. 1' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Dans l'ombre (In the Shadow)' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Ciel brulant (Burning Sky)' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Chemin de la Riviere Delisle' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Chemin Bordeleau-Mt Owl's Head' at White Rock Gallery
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Robert P. Roy artwork 'Baie St-Paul, Maree Basse' at White Rock Gallery
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