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Peregrine Falcon, Ghislain Caron (1993)

<i>Peregrine Falcon</i>, Ghislain Caron (1993)

Born in 1965, Ghislain Caron is undoubtedly one of the best known young animal painters in Quebec. He is a self-taught artist who has never had any formal training. Ghislain Caron admits that he developed his artistic talent by reading books on his own. "Robert Bateman also fascinated me and has significantly influenced my painting," he stated.

From very early on in his career, Ghislain Caron was asked to illustrate a number of publications - the first when he was only 18 years old. In 1990, he worked with Frédéric Back as an illustrator for a film entitled "Le fleuve Saint-Laurent". He has also shown his work in many solo and group exhibits throughout the Province of Quebec.

His art has found its way into large corporate and public collections including, Domtar, Hydro-Quebec, la Sociéte d'énergie de la Baie James (SEBJ), Environment Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Service. His work has also travelled overseas to Buckingham Palace (U.K.). One of his paintings depicting a snowy owl was given to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh by the Government of Quebec during an official visit to Quebec in 1989.

Because of his exceptional talent and perseverance, in years to come Ghislain Caron is sure to gain increased recognition and renown, both in Canada and elsewhere.
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