Michael J. Durocher LL.B.

Metis Artist

Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, Canada


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New Releases and Commissions

The Rocky Mountains and Peace River

Original acrylic on canvas - 11 x 14 inches unframed - $ 200.00 - June - July 2002

William F. Butler, around 1873 travelled by foot, dogteam and canoe from Red River (Winnipeg) through Ft. Carlton, Green Lake, Ile-a-la-Crosse, La Loche, Methy Portage, Clearwater Valley, Peace River, into northern British Columbia then south into Vancouver. He wrote a book "The Wild North Land" and during his travels had sketched with India ink various scenes of his travels. This scene is taken from a black and white sketch from the book.

"E Naciwanihikit"

Checking out his trapline

Acrylics on 12 x 16 inch Canvas Board - May 2002

unframed - $200.00

"Heart of Texas"

In Memory of (Sir) Doug Sahm and Eddie Shaver.

Original Acrylic Painting - no copies have been made it is one-of-a-kind painting.

16 x 20 inch Stretched Canvas

"Cosmic Winter"

March 2002 - 11 x 14 inches - Framed $ 250.00

"We're Not Alone!"

February 2002 - 7.5 x 11 in. Canvas Board - unframed $100.00



"Ayapiw Pahkopiw" - Bullmoose wading

February 2002 - 11 x 14 inches - SOLD

"Sunflower and Rubber Duck"

Sold 2nd Commissioned Original Art - Acrylic - January 2002 - 16x20 inches

Sold to Richard Yaholnitsky - Yorkton

I am from Northern Saskatchewan where I have lived most of my life.

During the 1960's and 70's there were not many major employers outside of commercial fishing and trapping. There were a few jobs in the community and the church and hospital created the largest workforce in Ile-a-la-Crosse. For others, it was difficult as there was not much money in those days. Even with the little employment, there was no welfare, but in those days you could buy a lot of supplies for twenty dollars. Commercial fishing and trapping were the primary sources of revenue for the majority. Transportation was by dog team, horses in the winter and by boat or canoe during the summer. My whole world was but the few miles we travelled outside of Ile-a-la-Crosse. We rarely ever went to places like Meadow Lake, or Prince Albert and going to Saskatoon would be a real big thing for some and then for others it meant someone in the family was in the University hospital seriously ill.

I have always loved the wide open spaces that nature has to offer. I grew up in an era when my family and relatives still lived off the land. By this I mean we fished, trapped, hunted and gathered food for mere survival. I spent countless hours outside in all kinds of weather. I have observed the many seasons that nature shares with us. I prefer realism in my art because I get caught up trying to detail. I now enjoy transferring my thoughts of nature onto canvas. I use acrylics and paint landscapes, wildlife, nature, some abstract legend style and space themes. I doodled all my life now I have decided to paint what I doodle. I use photographs that I have taken for background scenes or I combine different photos to create a scene. I took a lot of photographs until a few years ago when my camera was stolen. My goal is to buy a digital zoom so that I can directly display them on my computer.

All the paintings are original no mechanical prints have been made. Some paintings due to popularity will have similar themes but each one is an original painting and not a mechanical copy. Copies of these paintings are covered by copyright and any duplication, copying, mechanical or otherwise must be approved by the artist.

Custom orders accepted; if you have a photograph of nature, animals or outdoor activity you would like to see on canvas, maybe I can be the artist to do that for you. Enjoy.

Mike Durocher, La Ronge, Saskatchewan Canada (306) 425-3584

" Kisiko"

11 x 14 in. Acrylics on Canvas Board

Unframed - $ 200.00

Visible line and different shades is because of scanning, otherwise the original does not have this.


11 x 14 in. Acrylics on Canvas Board

Unframed - $ 200.00

Visible line and different shades is because of scanning, otherwise the original does not have this. On display at Eagle Point Resort - La Ronge


Canvas is 9 x 12 inches. September 2001 - unframed - $150.00

"Misty Morning Feed"

October 2001 - Acrylics - 12" 16" - unframed - SOLD


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