In 1982 Guy Roy discovered painting by chance, and it was love at first sight. When he retired from his career as a school psychologist at 55 he was able to devote himself to his artwork full-time. He diligently studied painting at the Atelier Raymond Lachance in Thetford Mines, Québec for four years. Roy then went on to study at the Moulin Des Arts in St-Etienne de Lauzon, Québec under the watchful eye of Marcel Rousseau, concurrently undertaking intensive sessions with other artists (Jean-Paul Ladouceur, Maurice Le Bon, Nicole Foreman, etc).
Painting was a new, fascinating world for Roy, finding in it a form of expression he could relate to. "The more I paint, the more I enjoy painting." His newfound passion emerged in his artwork, where vibrant colours and light contrast on grand canvases. Roy is first and foremost a landscape artist, and enjoys painting on-site in the Amiante and Charlevoix regions of Québec.
"Painting is a constant endeavour. You must overcome your fears, develop your spontaneity, and above all take risks while accepting mistakes. The great thing about painting is you can always start fresh while saying: this time I will succeed. Nonetheless, you must know your limits and understand your deceptions while trying to surpass yourself with every new brushstroke." - Guy Roy