Painting by Steve Ducharme
Steve Ducharme's talent in art started when he taught himself
to draw at only five years of age.
Ducharme, who is now twenty-two and a resident of Cormorant
Lake, Manitoba, went on to study at the Frontier Collegiate Institute
in Cranberry Portage. There he was taught by Roland Daum, whom
he describes as "the best teacher I have ever had."
Ducharme enjoys drawing portraits of people and painting animal
life. Although he has not yet won any awards for his art, he
has been able to sell a few of his paintings and feels that his
greatest accomplishment is a five-by-five foot painting of Garth
One can see from the paintings that Steve has displayed on
that he knows how to control colour to add feeling and depth
to his art.
The inspiration for Steve to paint comes simply from the fact
that he enjoys it and is good at it. He now aspires to go to
art college and eventually study for his Master's degree.
"A life-long career in art would be a dream come true,"
says Steve. With such a great talent in both abstract and realistic
art, his dream will most likely come true.