About Henry Giroux
Henry Giroux, predominantly a landscape artist who works with oil on canvas, is a master in contrasts. His signature is his palette: vibrant colours, light effects, an atmosphere of silence and peace emerging from his compositions. He finds his inspiration in little villages, like the ones located in the Laurentians or in the Charlevoix
region. As part of his work, he paints gardens with multiple flowers, outdoor hockey games featuring players of all ages and private homes and businesses.
Established in the Laurentians, Henry Giroux owns an art gallery since 2001, that is now located in Morin-Heights.
Henry Giroux’s paintings can be seen in several public and private collections in Canada, USA, Russia and Japan.
In 2007, he wrote a book on his technique, published by Éditions Goélette, which became a best-seller and was reprinted in 2012.
I want to freeze in time an emotion created by the light, the quietness of the countryside and the majesty of a floral landscape. My paintings are silent; I wish to bring the viewer into a state of peacefulness, close to the one I feel when I paint. I do not want to create confusion or guessing on the part of the viewer. I simply offer my perception of what moves me, hoping that the person will want to be in the painting to discover its different aspects. My artistic approach is essentially based on the exploration of light, composition, as well as my control of the pictorial technique. Painting is, for me, an action that is associated to happiness; my approach does not emerge from an existantial questioning and is not aimed to express a sense of sorrow. My paintings are simply open, luminous and transparent.
In galleries since 1993
Bachelor of Education, Université de Montréal 1972
Marie-Clarac Hospital Foundation
Duos, La Palette Gallery, Oshawa, ON, 1998 to 2002
EXPOSITIONS SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Gallery Soco,Austin, TX, 2000-2001
PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Anderson House Museum, Washington, DC
Peindre le Québec avec Henry Giroux, Éditions Goélette, 2007
Seul artiste dont les oeuvres originales demeurent exposées pendant l'exposition de Robert Bateman