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About


 "I am an award-winning professional animal portraitist creating fine art paintings and drawings for pet lovers and art collectors the world over. I strive to capture each pet's charisma and charm, their true spirit and unique character, as this is the essence of creating a memorable portrait teeming with personality."


Well known for her captivating pet portraits, Colette Theriault's work is found in private and corporate collections around the globe. The fluency with which Theriault renders her endearing animal portraits is the culmination of a lifetime of study and a fascination with all things animal and their environs. Using predominantly soft pastels or graphite, the essence of her subjects is captured in a photo-realistic style. 

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. Her work has appeared in The Pastel Journal's “Pastel 100 International Competition” as well as the Annual Exhibition of Nature in Art (2016) which features works from top wildlife artists and conservationists around the world. 

The artists accepts commissions of pets, wildlife and scenery and also teaches private lessons and group workshops. Please view the workshop schedule and inquire with the artists for  additional information.

Colette currently resides in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Her work can be found in the following Galleries:
Back Street Gallery, Noelville, ON

"Animals of the world have long inhabited the depths of the human imagination no less than they have occupied the natural habitats of our shared planet. There isn't a human society on Earth, however primitive or high-tech, that doesn't concern itself with animal imagery, whether the critters are domesticated or free-living." - David P Barash