Philippe Giroux is from Beloeil in the Richelieu Valley. He spent his childhood there until the age of 13. With his child’s eyes, he witnessed the Cultural Revolution, Expo 67, the first steps of man on the Moon. His family left the region in 1972 and moved to settle in Matane, in the Gaspe. Rather interested in sport as a teenager, his interest in the arts did not really appear until college, around 1977. He took a few courses there before continuing on his own. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he produced a series of pointillist drawings. He left Matane for Montreal where his work was noticed a few times. He spent 3 years there before leaving for the Gaspé.
His initiation to painting was self-taught during the 80s and he produced his first murals in the early 90s. He was also introduced to decorative painting techniques, faux-finishes, patinas, and imitations of material. He will be self-employed for nearly 25 years. Drawing, graphics, painting (copy art), painting on furniture, specialized painting, decoration, and muralism will have quietly led him to acrylic painting on canvas. In 2014, Philippe Giroux turned definitively towards a professional career as an artist-painter.
Since then, he has been noticed on the internet in North America and Europe. Canvases have found buyers in the United States, Holland, Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, and Canada.