Max Jaquiard a resident of Coquitlam B.C., Canada, has become one of the most respected artists in Canada for his ability to capture in his paintings the visions of the steam trains of bygone days. Since 1982 Jacquiard has exclusively been painting steam trains. Looking at his work takes you back to a time when boys would watch in awe as these metal giants passed. “It was steam trains when I was a kid, I loved to watch them.”
Jaquiard has a sizeable research library of printed materials, photos and slides of steam trains and the places they would have operated. It is that attention to precise and accurate details that can be seen in his paintings. The sensitivity to his subject and quiet passion that is infused into each work seem to allow Max Jaquiard to breath life into the canvases. The images he creates have captured the imaginations of steam buffs across Canada and the United States.