I wanted to create a moment when a deer stands looking at the viewer while everything else around becomes soft and out of focus. To enhance this magical instant I used brighter colors and sharp contrasts on the deer. I hope my painting will allow this special encounter to last longer than the few seconds it would in the wild.

The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang. 

- Eric Vanasse

Woodland Encounter

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

30" h x 40" w x 1.75" d
6 lbs. 0 oz.



Eric Vanasse
Saint-Lambert, Canada

Getting to Know Eric

Eric Vanasse grew up in Montreal, where the classical methods of drawing and painting are no longer taught in most superior art schools. Instead, he gained his knowledge and skills by studying rigorously under American and European classically-trained artists who founded schools dedicated to the classical traditions. This path allowed Eric to merge the rich traditions of the past, the scientific knowledge of the last decades, and a contemporary spontaneity that gives a breath of life to painting. His intention is to capture the inherent beauty in life and bring a reflection on our life as humans and on our environment in a way that is not preaching.