Olivier Tessier – Fishing for Salmon

Original, Painting | 41 × 33 cm | Framed


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This piece is inspired by overfishing on the East Coast of Canada. It displays an Atlantic salmon bleeding out after being caught by a fisherman’s net. The blood, in itself, shows an illustration of how many more salmon are bleeding because of overfishing. The red reflects both the individual experience of the salmon caught in a net as well as the larger impact of over-fishing on salmon populations.

Watercolour on paper


Olivier Tessier is a Canadian artist based in Toronto, Ontario. Since he was a young boy, he loved sketching just about anything. In high school, he learned about climate change and biodiversity issues affecting his country. More notably, when he learned about the over-fishing of salmon off the coast of the Atlantic, it inspired him to create this piece. At the time of this competition, Olivier expanded beyond acrylic painting to experiment with watercolours. The piece exhibits his own experimentation as an artist with a new medium.


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