Patrick LaMontagne grew up as a Canadian Armed Forces ‘base brat,’ spending much of his childhood living in West Germany. He moved to Banff from Red Deer, Alberta in 1994. Answering an ad in the Banff Crag and Canyon newspaper in 1997, Patrick suddenly found himself with a weekly editorial cartoon.|
In 2001, he accepted the same position with The Rocky Mountain Outlook newspaper, the year he also became nationally syndicated. Patrick became a full-time cartoonist and illustrator in 2005, despite having never received any formal art training.
The detail and brushwork in his digital painting style has often been mistaken for traditional media, and although
he is fortunate to enjoy the majority of the art he works on, his whimsical animal paintings bring him the most
Patrick lives with his wife, Shonna in Canmore, Alberta, surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian Rockies.