When you approach the art of Trevor Tennant, you are entering a world of beauty and light
in his landscape and wildlife paintings. His attention to detail and ability to capture the
"glow" of light is winning him national and international acclaim.
Trevor was born in 1971, the only son in a family of five. He discovered he had a natural
ability to draw at a very young age and has always taken his talent very seriously. "I was
born with an insatiable addiction to create, this addiction will drive me to be the best artist
that I'm capable of becoming."
Living most of his life in the kawartha lakes region of Ontario, Canada, an area reputed for
it's beautiful woodlands, farmers fields, meadows and various natural settings it's not
hard to imagine where Trevor got his lifelong love of the great outdoors- the inspiration for
most of his paintings.
Trevor launched his art career in 1992, the year he released his first limited edition print,
but it wasn't until recently with a much greater demand for his work was he able to make
his dream a full-time profession.
His techniques are entirely self-taught believing that art is best learned through mistakes,
and by the determination to make each new painting better than the one before. He paints
primarily in acrylic, creating the impression of depth, distance and texture by using layer
upon layer of thin acrylic paint.
Trevor Tennant is also a humanitarian, saying "It's nice to give back when and where I
can, it's my gift to all those that have supported my work over the years." He's made major
contributions to various charitable organizations such as Ducks Unlimited, Schizophrenia
Society, Cancer Society of Canada, Wildlands League, Kidney Foundation and Scouts
Canada to name a few.
Trevor, as an artist, has passed milestones that most fail to achieve in a lifetime. Most
recently being chosen as the artist for the 2005-2007 Ontario Outdoors Card, was a two
time winner of the Ducks Unlimited Canada sponsor print artist and the Trout Unlimited
artist of the year.
Trevor's art can be found in private and corporate collections internationally. He has a
waiting list for his originals several months long and has several sold out print editions.
Today wilderness and wildlife surround the artist's world. Nestled in the woods near
Bobcaygeon, Ontario is where Trevor spends his time with his family and art.
Some career accomplishments to date:
2016- Ducks Unlimited National Artist of the Year
2013- Present -Coin Design Artist for the Royal Canadian Mint
2012- Ducks Unlimited National Portfolio Artist
2011- Ducks Unlimited National Duck Stamp Artist of the year
2011- Lottery Print Artist for the Ontario Federation of Angler and Hunters
2010- Lottery Print Artist for the Ontario Federation of Angler and Hunters
2007- 2008 - Winner of the Pacific Salmon Stamp Competition.
2006 -2nd place winner in the Colorado Duck Stamp Competition.
2006- 4th place finish in the Nevada Duck Stamp Contest
2006- Top 100 Arts for the Parks Mini, judging for awards still pending
2005- 2nd place winner in the 2005/2006 Salmon Conservation Stamp Art Competition
2005- 3rd place in the 2006 Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp Competition.
2005- 3rd place prize in the Bird 2005 International Art Award - Beijing, China.
2005- Placed in the top 200 of the Prestigous Arts for the Parks Competition - USA
2005- Finalist winner in the Animal Art Category for The Artist's Magazine annual art
contest - USA
2004- Winner of the Ministry of Natural Resources Ontario Outdoors Card art
Competition. The card will be used for the 2005- 2007 hunting season.
2004- Placed top five in the Colorado Duck Stamp competition.
2003- Winner of the Ducks Unlimited Canada "Sponsor Print 2003" competition.
2001- Winner of the Ducks Unlimited Canada "Sponsor Print 2001" competition.
2001- Winner of the 2001 Trout Unlimited Canada Artist of the Year competition.