Conserving Canada’s Wetlands

Facing the Giant by Denis Mayer Jr

Canadian artist Denis Mayer Jr. has earned international acclaim for his unique style of wildlife painting that offers not only remarkably realistic representations but also images infused with energy, vitality and warmth. A native of Québec City, Denis knew from childhood that he would be an artist. Denis now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and three children and loves to walk the area's woodland trails with his kids. He also listens to both live and recorded music and is passionate about Italian opera which he plays while he is working. 

Artist Statement:Elephants are truly gentle giants. They have so much emotion for their family members and will pay great affection for their babies at all times. Although they are massive and can weigh up to 6,000 kg they are very sensitive to absorb any form of strange vibrations coming from under the ground. The sunset with its rich and warm colour is telling us that it is the end of another warm day in Africa. Elephants are peaceful creature but as they are going near the water to drink something is not going quite their way so dad takes on its first move to display his power by flopping his ears as a warning sign.

Print size 30" x 21.5"

Approximate framed size 38" x 29

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