Wendy Quirt lives in Kanata, Ontario. She works from both a home studio and a beautiful wooded lot where she and her family are often visited by their friends in the wildlife community. She feels both inspired and compelled to capture the strength and fragility of nature in her art. With the encouragement of family and friends she pursued her life long dream of becoming a wildlife painter in 2007. She has attended multiple workshops from wildlife painters, such as Robert Bateman and Terry Isaac, honing her skills as a realistic painter.
Wendy has travelled from coast to coast, studying animals in their natural setting and gathering reference material for paintings. When not in the studio or in the field, she also visits local elementary classrooms, talking about her experiences and teaching children about Canadian wildlife. She hopes to teach her own children and others about the beauty and value of nature through her art and discussions of life outdoors.