BEAR - CIPOLLA, COLE, LEMAY, MARTIN


Saturday March 3, 2 - 5 pm

Showing Robert Roy

BEAR - CIPOLLA, COLE, LEMAY, MARTIN

Presenting both established and emerging artists in this exhibition Canada House Gallery offers a diverse glimpse at a loved and revered subject – BEAR. Situated in Canada’s First National Park and a World UNESCO Heritage site, we adore all that makes our place sacred, and that includes our wildlife. Bears represent the whole of nature, and we cherish their safety, their habitat, their future.

Richard Cole and Robert Lemay have been anchor artists at CHG for years, yet the BEAR is a relatively new subject for them. We are pleased to welcome emerging artists, Susie Cipolla & Sarah Martin to the gallery and our collectors and show how BEAR inspires them in their work.

A portion of the proceeds will go towards WildSmart; a program of the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley, a non-profit charitable organization. Established in 2005, WildSmart is a proactive conservation strategy that encourages efforts by communities to reduce negative human-wildlife interactions. Their goal is to develop a coordinated approach to education/outreach programs and help support direct management activities that will aid in increasing public safety and enjoyment as well as contribute towards sustainable wildlife populations.

The funds that you will be donating to WildSmart will be used to recruit and train new volunteers for their Wildlife Ambassador Program. Come meet Nick de Ruyter, WildSmart Education and Outreach Coordinator, at the reception.

No artwork is currently available for display online.

Born in Ste-Perpétue, Quebec, Robert Roy at first worked in his family's general store. However, when his father retired and discovered painting as a hobby, Robert, who was just 18, also became fascinated with painting and colour. As a result, he spent all his free time working on his technique and capturing on canvas all that inspired him.

In Ste-Perpétue, Robert Roy drew and painted his surroundings from all angles, but he was soon ready to discover new horizons. He left his hometown to travel the world and has been to the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia, and as far afield as the Fiji islands. His travels in fifty of the most important cities in the world including, Vancouver, Paris, New York, Malaga, Brussels, Sydney and Honolulu, have inspired his art and given the artist an appreciation of the colourful panaroma that exists around us.

After returning to Québec, Robert Roy studied art at the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières, continued to work on developing his technique, and participated in numerous exhibitions. Inspired by people in movement or street scenes, Roy’s paintings are characterised by freedom of movement and a lively expressionist style in which colour and emotion reigns. His desire is to capture the moment in all its complexities by painting what he sees and by generously sharing what he feels with the viewer.

In fact, Robert Roy’s appreciation for life is felt in all his work, because he likes to paint as he likes to live; that is with great pleasure and joie de vivre.

Born on 1957. Nationality is Canadian

Exhibitions

2017 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2015 Snow Days, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2014 Snow Days, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 Snow Days, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2012 Chance of Flurries, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2010 Symposium, Druondle, QC
2010 SNOWtastic, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2009 Académie d’art de acon, France
2009 Piazzetta
2008 Galerie May, Megè, France
2008 Galerie Charles-Alexandre, Montréal
2007-09 Symposium, Chesterville
2007-09 State of the Art Glery, Toronto, ON
2007-08 Musée des religions, Nicolet
2007-08 Symposium Rêves d’automne,Baie-St-Paul
2007 Galerie St-Antoine, Trois-Rivres, QC
2007 Symposium, Grand-Sault
2007 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2006 Art Mode Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2006 Centre Culturel Drummondville
2006 Symposium Drummondville, centre culturel
2005 Stockton Gallery, Unionville, ON
2005 Maison Rodolphe, Duguay, QC
2005 Art Mode Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2005 Art Mode Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2005 Hôtel Nelligan, Montréal, QC
2005 Art Mode Gallery, Calgary, AB
2004 Hôtel Nelligan, Montréal, QC
2003 Galerie River Coyote, Mississauga, ON
2003 Hôtel Nelligan, Montréal, QC
2002 Galerie Le Royer, Montréal, QC
2002 Galerie peintre Québécois, QC
2002 The Green Rabitt Gallery, GA
2001 Congrès S société Médicale, Edmundston, NB
2001 Centre Culturel, Drummondville, QC
1998 Musée Laurier, Victoriaville
1992 Musée des religions, Nicolet

Collections

Acura Plus
Biron and assoc Québec
Bombardier
Canimex
Canimex
Cascades
City of St-Julie
Drumco LTD
Les Pétroles Therrien Inc
Léveillé Tanguay Inc Montréal
Loranger & Marcoux Lawyers
Michelin
Montréal Allouette Football Club
Nadon Marqueting
Pfizer
Pfizer
Pharmacie Jean-Coutu
Provigo
Provincial Government of Quebec
Shur Gain
Soucy International
Union Vie Drummonville
Verrier & Paquin & Hébert Lawyers
Vki technologie
Wrebbit
Rumberger

Publications

1989-05 Magasin'art répertoire biennal
2004 Canal Évasions, Sur la route des arts
2004 Guide Roussan, Marché de l'art au Québec, La Presse
2004 Radio Canada, production d’un tableau en direct à l’émission, En attendant le Bigot
2004 TVA, émission, Salut Bonjour, avec l'Explorateur Urbain

Credits

2009 Le Courier Sud
2009 La Nouvelle
2008 L’Express
2008 La Nouvelle
2007 Le Courrier Sud
2007 L’Express
2007 L’Express
2005 Séances de dessins avec modèles vivants pour les artistes de la région
2004 Fondation Verrier, Drummondville, (remise d’un tableau)
2004 "Les donneurs", réunions d’écrivains dans la ville de Joliette, portraits en direct dont dessin de la conférencière Lise Bisonnette
2004 Fondation Servir, Victoriaville, (remise d’un tableau)
2002 Hommage à Pierre Vercheval des Alouettes de Montréal, (remise d’un tableau)
2002 Hommage à Éric Lucas, (remise d’un tableau)
2000 Souper bénéfice au marché Bonsecours à Montréal, (dessin en direct de la ministre Louise Harel)
1999 Prestation de l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal à Laval devant 2000 personnes, dessin en direct
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