Conservation on Canvas – Online Art Auction

Conservation on Canvas is a fundraising campaign in partnership between WPC and Montreal wildlife artist Myriam Rousseau. For the month of October, we will be holding an online auction for an original acrylic artwork titled ‘Bumble Bee I’. This one-of-a-kind artwork is inspired by the yellow-banded bumble bee, a once plentiful pollinator in Canada, but now on the decline. Myriam created this piece in the hopes that proceeds will be used towards conservation programs for species at risk like our native pollinators.

‘Bumble Bee I’ is acrylic on canvas, measuring 24″x24″. This would make a beautiful statement piece on a wall in any home or business. The artwork is valued at $1000. 

How to bid on the artwork

 

  • Bids will be accepted from October 4, 8am EDT – October 29, 5pm EDT.
  • The starting price is $500. Bids are in $25 increments.
  • To make a bid you are required to make an account. It only asks for a name and email. No financial information is required. Creating an account protects the integrity of the auction and prevents spam bidding. You have an option to create a different public name for your bid.
  • When the auction ends, we will contact the winning bidder and privately arrange payment through a method of the donors choosing. We will not use the 32 Auctions site for the transaction.
  • To view the live auction on 32 Auctions, click on the button below. Updated bids and totals will be available on the site. The bid tracker on this page may not always be accurate because we are manually updating it.

Current bid $CAD

Oct 20 2021 Bridget $750
Oct 14 2021 Allan $700
Oct 09 2021 Toronto Master Gardener $600
Oct 07 2021 Friend of Wildlife $575
Oct 06 2021 Bee Happy $550

 

 

 

 

 

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About Myriam Rousseau:

Myriam’s journey with painting animals began in 2014, when she moved into her present-day home and studio. On a bare white wall, she envisioned an old bison, running in the snow, its beard and coat floating in the wind.

From there her exploration of painting bison began. That exploration led to the Animals in Motion and Polar Bear series.

An outdoors and animal lover, Myriam is filled with wonder over nature’s immensity and beauty. It sparks a deep sense of gratitude and awe that she brings into every canvas.

Myriam studied Fine Arts at Laval University and at Claude Watson School for the Arts. She also studied dance at the National Ballet School of Canada and later at l’École de danse contemporaine in Montreal. Myriam was born in Quebec City, but calls Montreal home. She has two beautiful children, they are the light of her life.