Galerie Vanasse - Art figuratif et portraits

Michel Poirier




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Short biography

Michel’s studio is located in old train station in the heart of the village of Mont Tremblant Quebec where he grew up skiing and enjoying the great outdoors.

Over the last two decades Michel’s paintings have been exhibited in Mont Tremblant , Ottawa,  in the US in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Bal Harbor FL, Boca Raton FL, West Palm Beach FL, Sanibel Island FL, Vail CO, Aspen CO, Breckenridge CO, Santa Fe NM, Scottsdale AZ, Sedona AZ and internationally on major cruise lines such as Princess Cruise Lines, P&O, Norwegian, Cunard and Crystal Cruise Lines.

Michel came a long way from operating a small art gallery in Tremblant in the early 90’s to making his reputation through out the US and winning an award at the prestigious Vanier & Roberts International Watercolor Invitational in 95. He subsequently signed with a publisher, who convinced him to embark on a world cruise as a guest artist and lecturer. His love for the sea prompted him to take a position as an Art for many major cruise lines. In 2003 Michel registered www.yacht-artist.com and became known as “the yacht artist” after a sold out show of his paintings during the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, within a year he became the official artist for many yacht manufacturers, painting yacht portraits for brands such as Sunseeker, Cheyhoy Lee, Hargrave, Marlow and Trinity Yachts.

Following his success overseas, he returned to his roots in Mont Tremblant and focused on painting what really compelled him as an artist, transparencies and reflections, weather in glass, metal or nature.

For Michel, it’s the painting process that matters, subject is secondary, no matter what imagery you create, “your soul shines through every stroke, if you really love what you do”
The variety of styles and subjects I’ve produced over the years testify to my insatiable need to constantly reinvent myself.

Exhibitions

Raleigh Gallery, DACOTA Dania Beach FL
Eye of the Lizard, Vero Beach FL
Matsumoto Gallery, Sanibel Island FL
Lyons Gallery, Delray FL
Royal Palm Gallery, West Palm Beach FL
RSVP Collection, Designer District Miami
Steiner Gallery, Bal Harbor FL
Vail Village Arts, Vail CO
Vickers Art Gallery, Aspen CO
Blue River Gallery, Breckenridge CO
Vanier & Roberts, Scottsdale AZ
New River Gallery, Sedona AZ
Canyon Road Fine Arts, Santa Fe NM
Koyman Galleries, Ottawa

Collections

Norwegian Cruise Lines
Princess Cruise Lines
Crystal Cruise Lines
P&O Cruise lines
Cunard Cruise Lines
Delta Airlines
Founders Bank AZ
Hargrave Yachts
Marlow Yachts
Martha Williamson Productions (Touched by an Angel)
Hotel de La Montagne Montreal
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones