Claude Rousseau was born in 1939 and raised in a Manitoba
mining community. The northern forest and southern prairie
sowed the seeds of an ongoing love of landscape.
Working in architectural offices primarily in design and
presentation, Claude lived in Europe, New Guinea,
Australia and Africa before settling in Vancouver in 1973.
In 1989, he moved to Kelowna, British Columbia, where he
continues to live and work today.
Working predominantly in acrylics, he returned to
representational landscapes in 1996 from a period of
exploration with the abstract. The transition arose from
the view that a fresh path might lie hidden in tradition.
The result was one of newfound gracefulness. The softness
of the setting sun is captured as it plays upon the trees,
with the same skill Claude Rousseau executes the side of a
building or a vineyard saturated in the heat of midday
It is in his new found tradition that Claude finds the
ability to experience painting and life in all its beauty.