Born in 1964, Patricia Pepin, recently became Master Signature member of the Society of Animal Artists (S.A.A.). She spent her first years in Bromont. As a child she loved to roam in the woods and fields, observing the wilderness and drawing her many findings. Pepin paints with oil colors and is interested in the traditions and techniques of her medium. While studying the works of old masters, she was attracted by the art of Vermeer and V�lasquez, struck by their mastery of light and colors. Their influence is well represented in Patricia�s paintings, in which the realism born out of these notions can be clearly seen. Add to this the love of nature, which she paints and draws with a scrupulous fidelity, and you get a symbiosis of technique and knowledge that gives the paintings of Pepin very high credibility. She has exhibited in �Birds in Arts� at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WI, and at the Bennington Center for the Arts, VT. She has illustrated two Canada Wildlife Habitat Conservation stamps and two Quebec conservation stamps.