Gary Lloyd Saunders


Gary Saunders was born in tiny Clarkes Head, Newfoundland, in 1935, some 30 years before electricity and road traffic arrived, and when sea and river were still the only avenues to the outside world. He received a B.Sc. in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick in 1959, and a B.F.A. from Mount Allison in 1965.

“Growing up in this place and time, to leave at the age of ten for town and city, left a vacuum that I filled with stories and visual imagery from my childhood. From these come my books and paintings.”

Since the sixties he has published articles in magazines like Nature Canada, Canadian Living, and American Forests, and 13 books.



Shortlisted for the 2002 Evelyn Richardson Prize for Non-Fiction; ‘Discover Nova Scotia: The Ultimate Nature Guide’

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