Hometown: Gatineau, Canada
Inspired by nature, but also the art of the First Nations of Canada (the aboriginal people of Canada who are not Inuit or Métis), Eric Tardif is sensitive to the expressive possibilities. His passion for birds, their elegance and grace in movement, is a source of inspiration that stimulates his imagination and creation. But the figure remains for him only a starting point; it cannot fully communicate his vision without the evocative impressions of abstraction. The innovative character of his work has earned him a number of awards in Japan and the U.S.