Claude Rousseau was born in 1939 and raised in an isolated Manitoba mining community. He has lived in various parts of the world including Europe, New Guinea, Australia and Africa before settling in Vancouver in 1973.
The northern forests and southern prairie sowed the seeds of an ongoing love of landscape. Working predominately in acrylics, he returned to representational landscapes in 1996 from a period of exploration with abstract art, prints and posters.
It is in his new found tradition that he finds the ability to experience painting and life in all its beauty. His art, prints and posters carry with them a sense of energy and emotion and his paintbrush breathes life into his images and draws the viewer into the natural world that Rousseau lives in.