Johann LeRoux was born in 1955. He currently resides in Framingham, Massachusetts. LeRoux has been attending Gateway Arts since 2004.
Interested in landscape, animal life, and abstraction, his art is as multi-faceted in its subject matter as it is obsessed with detail and small moments. Most of LeRoux’s art represents the nature that he loves: birds, animals, flowers and scenery. He has always been close to nature, and from early youth has enjoyed hiking and camping. LeRoux was an avid bird watcher. By reproducing live creatures through art, he gets to know them better – it brings him nearer to them and he is able to share his love of nature with people around him. LeRoux also enjoys drawing old and interesting buildings. He loves the balance, perspective, interesting lines and details, and the way these man-made creations blend into the environment. Because of his engineering background, LeRoux is detailed and exact, yet he also loves the range of interpretation that is possible with color. By working creatively with color, LeRoux is able to express the feeling things evoke in him. By using unusual colors, LeRoux challenges his viewers to look at old things through new eyes.
LeRoux has exhibited his work at the Gateway Gallery, in Brookline, MA and at the Mall of Chestnut Hill, Chestnut Hill, MA.