Guy Roy discovered painting by chance in 1982, studying the medium for four years at the Atelier Raymond Lachance in Thetford Mines and later at Moulin Des Arts in St-Etienne de Lauzon under the watchful eye of Marcel Rousseau. He lives in Quebec, painting the landscapes of the Amiante and Charlevoix regions.
Inspired by the grandeur of nature, Roy paints en plein air using an impasto technique to depict Charlevoix’s lush foliage and towering hills. Motivated by a desire to combine representational and abstract art, he uses an impasto painting technique and vivid colours to bring depth and movement into his scenes.
His work is represented in galleries across Canada.