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Wildlife paintings
Canadian born, Brenda Carter is an award winning painter of Canada's Natural Heritage. A long time resident of Merrickville, Ontario she has traveled and painted in the remote areas of the world, working on location in both acrylics and watercolours. Carter has spent endless hours in the field, tracking and observing birds and mammals around the world. These intense and varied experiences give her paintings great accuracy. More importantly, to her and to her collectors, the energy and life of the animals she paints shine back to us from her canvases.

The first woman to receive both Duck's Unlimited and Wildlife Habitat Canada Waterfowl Art Awards, Brenda has spent over 30 years studying and painting in the field. In 1999 she completed 514 field studies of North American birds. The project and resulting exhibit attracted international attention including an interview on CBC's "As it Happens" as well as many newspaper and magazine articles.

Born in Calgary and raised in the Ottawa Valley, she studied at the Hilton Leach School of Art and the Ringling School of Art in Florida. In 1964, she first worked as an artist for the Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canadian Wildlife Service, laying the early background for her understanding of biology, animal behaviour and anatomy...an integral part of her work. She then worked for several years as T. H. Manning's assistant on the circumpolar Polar Bear project. Tagging bears gave her an in depth look at these superb Arctic creatures.

Brenda has traveled extensively throughout the world; the Arctic and Antarctic, Africa, the U.K., the Galapagos Islands, as well as Central and South America. She continues to do her annual field painting in sparsely populated areas, primarily Canada's Eastern Arctic. However, she reports that some of her most unusual and exciting adventures happen in the wild forests and wetlands near her studio.

The results of her painting expeditions both local and worldwide can be seen in Merrickville. Artiques Gallery has large originals, and the Canal Gallery in Larkspur Lane display her paintings and field sketches as well as well as limited editions and cards.

Brenda Carter's paintings reflect a deeply personal knowledge of the world she paints. It is a gripping panorama of a world of land, animals and people by one of Canada's foremost dedicated field artists.


*City Centre, Nuuk, Greenland

*The Remington Museum of Art, NY

*TheRoyal Ontario Museum

*The Canadian Museum of Nature *Eastern Ont. Biodiverstiy Museum.

Support for Conservation:
Special Achievements:
  • Wildlife Habitat Canada Waterfowl Award (Canadian Federal Duck Stamp)

  • Ducks Unlimited- Waterfowl Art Award

  • PBS TV Watertown, NY.- Artist of the Year

  • Ducks Unlimited Bronze Teal Award

  • Many Collections
    *Bradley/First Air
    *Miles Davis Jr.
    *The Canadian Museum of Nature
    *National Geographic Magazine
    *Canadian Wildlife Federation, Ottawa
    *Scott Polar Research Inst.
    *Chimo Hotel, Toronto
    *I.A.P.A. Canada
    *Peter Jennings, ABC News
    *Numerous Book Illustrations
    *Fire Prevention Canada


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Merrickville, Ontario
Canada K0G 1N0
Tel: 613-269-4433
Fax: 613-269-2405
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