Michel Poirier was born in 1961 in St Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec. He had his first show in Paris in 1985 at La Maison Sous Les Arbres. From 1991 to 1994 Michel owned and operated two art galleries in Mont Tremblant and published his first series of lithographs. In 1994, he moved to the States, settling at his studio in Coconut Grove, Florida, where he had great success with his ‘Boots’ Series. (Michel's 'Boots' Series consisted of over 80 paintings of vintage cowboy boots from the 50’s, along with a few unique designs of his own).
Michel made his reputation throughout the US and won an award at the prestigious Vanier & Roberts International Watercolor Invitational, in ’95. His love for the sea prompted him to take a position as an Art Director, under the umbrella of Carnival Corporation (Princess, Cunard, Ocean Village, Costa and P&O). He then returned to his roots in Mont Tremblant and focused on painting. His current studio is located in the heart of the village of Mont Tremblant, Quebec, where he grew up skiing and enjoying the great outdoors.
For me, it’s the painting process that matters; the subject is secondary, and no matter what imagery you create, your soul will shine 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.
To learn more about Michel and his work, visit his website.