Artiste peintre

P1010661icone3If drawing defines his youth, destiny certainly plays a role seeing Marcel H. Poirier back in front of his easel in 1968; and destiny would indeed come calling.

Hailed on television by Léo Ayotte as a man wholly consumed by his passion for art, history would not belie the claim made by his peer.

By 1972, it’s one exhibit after another. In 1974, Radio- Canada features a story about his studio and in 1975, Télé-Métropole follows suit. Between 1972 and 1997, Marcel H. holds no less than fifteen solo exhibitions and
is part of almost as many group exhibitions. In 1997, after having worked abroad in Mexico and after having held an exhibition in that same country, Mr. Poirier’s career shifts gears as he makes inroads on the international

Shortly thereafter, he turns his attention to the Dominican Republic, Greece, Turkey and Australia, where he sketches in his field books. His travels then take him to South East Asia in the early 2000s, where he spends time in Viêt-nam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. His time in Asia has had an enduring influence on his work.


Studied art history (from 1976 to 1979).
Spent two years learning to sketch alongside
Léo Ayotte.
Was fortunate to benefit from the likes of
Narcisse Poirier, René Richard and Albert
Rousseau who provided guidance and a critical


Honorable mention at the Quebec Painting Festival
(1975) and is awarded the Great Art Medal
at the same festival (1978). Gold medal at the
International Painting Show held in Sherbrooke
where there were over 80 participants from 10
countries (1982).