Michel Poirier was born in 1961 in St Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec. In 1988, Michel gave up his career at Ford Motor to pursue his passion full time. In 1994, on a search for new inspiration, he moved the States, settling at his studio in Coconut Grove, Florida, where he had great success. Michel’s artwork has been used for album covers, and even national advertisements. He subsequently signed with a publisher, who convinced him to embark on a world cruise as a guest artist and lecturer. His love for the sea prompted him to take a position as an Art Director for many major cruise lines under the umbrella of Carnival Corporation (Princess, Cunard, Ocean Village, Costa and P&O). In following his success overseas, he returned to his roots in Mont Tremblant and focused on painting what really compelled him as an artist.
Michel has developed his reputation throughout the U.S. and Canada winning awards, such as the prestigious Vanier & Roberts International Watercolor Invitational in 1995.
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 Michel, it’s the painting process that matters. Michel believes that subject is secondary no matter what imagery you create.