A rare bird carving by Anne-Marie Voisine. Saint-Pascal de Kamouraska, Quebec.

First mentioned in “Les Patenteux du Quebec”; Mme. Voisine filled her yard and home with flowers and with painted cut-out carvings of people, animals, bird houses  and birds. Roosting birds and birds on the wing. She worked with as found materials and colours and  took her inspiration from the world around her. In an interview she said:   “mon imagination trotte la nuit”. (My imagination ‘ runs’ at night.) Anne-Marie Voisine did not sign her work. Shown below is a rare carving of a yellow bird measuring about 8 inches long.  (Email for more information.)

Yellow Bird carving by Anne-Marie Voisine. 1970’s:

Anne-Marie Voisine. Saint-Pascal, Kamouraska, Quebec. Yellow Bird. 1970's.

Anne-Marie Voisine. Saint-Pascal, Kamouraska, Quebec. Yellow Bird. 1970’s.

A carving of a Way-Side Cross by Paul Archibald Caron, Montreal, Quebec. C. 1930.

 

Paul Archibald Caron. The Wayside Cross. C. 1930.

Paul Archibald Caron. The Wayside Cross. C. 1930.

 

A painted relief carving: The Sunday Visit. By Yvonne Bolduc, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec. C. 1950.:

 

Yvonne Bolduc. Baie-St-Paul, Que.  Relief carving. The Visit. c.1950. Approx. 30 inches long.

Yvonne Bolduc. Baie-St-Paul, Que. Relief carving. The Visit. c.1950. Approx. 30 inches long.

 

C. Dubeau. Sculptor. Woodcarver. St. Jovite, Quebec. Relief carving of a Bear and Hunters.

A large relief carving circa. 1930, signed by C. Dubeau, a sculptor from the St. Jovite area of Quebec. It is a deep relief carving painted in ‘as found’ colors and measures about 15 by 24 inches inside the frame. It is one of a pair made for a hunting lodge in Northern Quebec. The other, by J. P. Clement, is posted below.

C. Dubeau. St. Jovite, Quebec. Relief carving. A Bear with Hunters:

C. Dubeau. Reliel Carving. St.-Jovite, Quebec. 1930. s

C. Dubeau. St. Jovite, Quebec. His mark:

C. Dubeau. Detail of relief carving. Bear and Hunters.

C. Dubeau. Detail of relief carving. Bear and Hunters.

Georges Desmeules. Saint-Paul-de-la-Croix, Quebec. Carving of a Camel.

A painted carving of a Camel by Georges Desmeules. A large carving made in the 1970’s; it measures about 23 inches high and is about 24 inches long overall. The ears are painted leather, the tail is heavy cotton rope and the eyes are glass. It is unsigned. My understanding is that it was originally made for a Creche.

An image of the Camel by Georges Desmeules:

Georges Desmeules. Sculptor. St-Paul-de-la-Croix, Quebec. Camel.wider

Georges Desmeules. Sculptor. St-Paul-de-la-Croix, Quebec. Camel.wider

J. P. Clement. Sculptor. St. Adele, Quebec. Relief Carving of a Deer in the Woods. 1930’s.

This is a large Relief Carving by J.P.Clement. Made in the 1930’s, it measures about 15 by 24 inches. It is a deep relief, carved in Pine, and painted in oil paints. It is in the artist’s original frame. The carving is from his early period and was made for a hunting lodge in Northern Quebec.

A couple of images:

 

J.P.Clement. St. Adele Quebec. Bas Reliel A Deer in the Laurentians. 1930's.

J.P.Clement. St. Adele Quebec. Bas Reliel A Deer in the Laurentians. 1930’s.

 

A detail:

 

J.P. Clement. Sculptor. St. Adele Quebec. Relief Carving detail. 500

J.P. Clement. Sculptor. St. Adele Quebec. Relief Carving detail 1.

 

Another View:

 

J.P. Clement. Sculptor. Relief Carving detail 2

J.P. Clement. Sculptor. Relief Carving detail 2