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Wood Wildfowl and Fishcarving
Born in 1955 in Montreal, Canada, Yves Laurent is one of a generation artists influenced by 18th- and 19th-century fish trophy carvers Malloch and Tully. Laurent began by making collectible wildfowl calls and moved to carving birds, then fishes, and then fish trophy plaques and busts. Over the years, he developed an acute attention to form associated with nature and photography, refining his own perspective through a focus on interaction between fish, birds and scenes from nature analysis.

Laurent use carving knifes for the rough parts and switch to micromotor carving burrs for the more precise works.
He can spend hours on fins, mouth interior, tail carving, scales, and more hours burning them with a pyroburner, scale by scale.
The painting process is also one of his favorite activities. He paint mostly with acrylic, but love to work with raw pigments in order to create the iridescence and the 3D effects on the head, cheeks and side scales on his carvings.
Completing a major carving could take up to 300 to 500 hours in total including the research for references in order to obtain a detailed and realistic carving.
He love when people ask if it is a real fish or when they discover that even the rocks are actually carved from basswood or tupelo wood.

Laurent’s work can be found in many public and private art collections both in Canada, Europe and in the USA and has been seen in numerous exhibitions. He currently lives and works in Montreal, Canada as a learning disabilities specialist for kids.


First Antique division Canadian National 2015, Best of division (Canadian National 2013), Best of division (Ottawa 2011); Best of species (Ocean City 2011); 1er Expert (Montréal 2011); 3eme Best of show (Montréal 2011); Best of Show (Laval 2010); First of species (Ocean City 2010); 3eme Best of Categories (Ocean City 2010); Best of Show Interm. (Montréal 2010); 3eme Best in division (Ottawa 2010); 2ème prix Open (St-Hyacinthe 2010); Best of Show amateur (Montréal 2009); Second Best of Show amateur (Montréal 2009).


  • History of Fish Trophy Plaque (2104)
    More about History of Fish Trophy Plaque
    Author of the article - Article written by Yves Laurent about the history of Fish Trophy Plaque.
    Author: Yves Laurent
    Published by: Federation Quebecoise pour le saumon atlantique
  • Artist for Conservation 2014 International exhibit of Nature in Art (2014)
    More about Artist for Conservation 2014 International exhibit of Nature in Art
     - Published as a companion to Artists for Conservation's annual exhibit, this book features artworks by members of the AFC. A beautiful collectible book, with limited quantities available. The book is approximately 10" x 10", hardcover with 236 pages and printed on FSC-certified (sustainably forested) paper stock.
    Author: AFC
Organization Membership:
  • 2011 - Atlantic Salmon Federation
    The Atlantic Salmon Federation is dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of wild Atlantic salmon and the ecosystems on which their well being and survival depend.
    Our mission is supported by a dedicated and motivated membership of anglers, nature lovers, students and the environmentally concerned.
  • 2011 - Canadian Fly Fishing Museum
    The Museum was founded to protect and promote the Canadian fly fishing heritage and promote all avenues of interest.
  • 2010 - Fédération Québécoise pour le saumon atlantique
    Encourage and promote the conservation, protection and enhancement of the salmon resource and its habitat;
    * Promote accessibility to sport fishing and over, in a context of sustainable development;
    * Promote the education of young people in sport fishing and training of anglers;
    * Promote the acquisition of scientific knowledge and the dissemination of research;
    * Provide members with a variety of quality services such as information on salmon rivers, how to book, fishing techniques, fly tying, equipment, etc.. ;
    * Participate with governments and other authorities and corporations, in a context of partnership in the development of laws and regulations concerning Atlantic salmon and plans for resource management, development of river basin management, and other basic guidelines;
    * Ensure the representation of salmon anglers from regional, provincial, national and international;
    * Maintain appropriate means of communication with its members, the Board of Governors and the general public;
    * Manage François Beaulieu-Gourdeau Foundation, dedicated to promoting the sustainability of the resource;
    * Honored by the award of medals and trophies, people and organizations that have distinguished themselves by their contribution to the conservation and enhancement of salmon;
  • 2010 - National Fish Carvers Guild
    Dedicated to teaching and promoting the art of fish carving


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Canada H1R 2E7
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