2013

BREAKING THE ICE - LONG-TAILED DUCK

by Claude Thivierge

About the Painting

“The painting Breaking the Ice was inspired by winter walks along the river near my home. This magnificent stretch of water boasts a small waterfall and rapids that playfully carve ice along the shoreline. The initial idea for the painting was to highlight the bizarre, fairytale-shaped ice and add these small, softly elegant Hareldes kakawis. A work with lots of movement and textures in a uniformity of color.”

– Claude Thivierge

About the Artist

Claude Thivierge

A versatile artist, Claude Thivierge is a wildlife painter and illustrator.

As an illustrator, he is often called upon to illustrate novels, magazines, encyclopedias and other wildlife-related works (David Suzuki Foundation, Découverte, Royal Ontario Museum, Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages).

While versatility is his trademark when it comes to illustration, it’s easier to recognize his “touch” when it comes to wildlife painting! What most distinguishes this artist’s canvases are the eyes that “speak”. Remarkable, luminous eyes that set the mood and emotion of the scenes. These canvases are imbued with great tenderness, sometimes with a certain curiosity about the animal, an inquisitive, tender or mischievous gaze that brings out the subject’s personality every time.

Several of Claude Thivierge’s works have won awards in recent years (Ducks Unlimited – Quebec Artist of the Year; winner of the 2013 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp art competition, etc.). They have also been shown at exhibitions across Canada and reproduced in books on wildlife and birds, both here and abroad (USA, Australia and Europe).

Click on www.claudethivierge.com to visit Mr. Thivierge’s website and see more of his work.

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