An award-winning Canadian artist from Sudbury, Ontario, Colette Thériault’s finely detailed wildlife and pet portraits are meticulously painted or drawn in a photo-realistic style. Inspired by nature and the creatures that surround us, this self-taught artist captures the essence of her subjects using mainly soft pastels or graphite pencil.
Colette regularly participates in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows. Her latest achievement has seen her work accepted into The Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 International Competition as well as the 2020 Annual Exhibition of Nature in Art which features works from top wildlife artists and conservationists around the world including Canada’s renowned Robert Bateman.
Colette is a signature member of the prestigious Artists for Conservation, a world-renowned international organization dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the natural world.
The artist accepts commissions of pets, wildlife and scenery. Her work is found in private and corporate collections throughout North America and as far as Australia. In 2010, Colette was commissioned to create a commemorative piece for the US Pentagon. More recently, she has collaborated with other artists, working together to create a mural mosaic honoring the unconditional love and loyalty of a dog.
Due to numerous requests from fellow artists, Colette devotes time teaching workshops and private lessons to individuals and local/regional art clubs demonstrating the pastel and graphite techniques she uses to create her finely detailed portraits.