Captivated by the boreal forest’s wildlife, Gisèle Benoit is an artist, naturalist, writer, and director of documentaries. Her artistic and scientific work is recognized in Canada and abroad. She was born on December 22, 1960, in Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Rouville, Québec. During her childhood, she demonstrated remarkable artistic talents announcing a precocious and prolific career, dominated by her interest in wildlife.
In 1977, she was awarded a scholarship by the Canadian Wildlife Federation for her promising work as a young wildlife artist. Since then, her perseverance, efforts, attention to scientific detail and her particular artistic vision have attracted collectors. With great versatility, this self-taught artist uses different mediums: graphite, gouache, oil. Berol (Canada), Maruzen (Japan) and Canimex (Québec) are among the corporate collectors owning more than five of her original paintings or drawings.