Giant bales of freshly cut hay dot the countryside in this charming landscape of farm life. One of Canada’s leading contemporary artists, Charles Pachter is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, author and lecturer. His paintings hang in public and private collections around the world. Those of the Queen, moose, rural Canada and maple leaf flag are icons of Canadian art. Pachter was born in Toronto and holds several university degrees and honorary doctorates, in addition to being an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier of France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal. Retrospective exhibitions of his work have toured France, Germany, Japan and India.