Art is a necessity in our lives, it might not be my art on your walls but we all have art in our lives. Look at the way art enriches our lives. Art is important. What does the art the artist painted say about the artist...what does the art you choose say about you...there is a difference.
This is my small business. That business is the creation and sale of original artwork. It sounds very unartistic when its worded that way but for current purposes it important to make that point. Most of my art was stole, so if its possible for people who have no creativity to understand Its my bread and butter, it puts food on my table. If it had no value why would someone steal it? That's the non creative point.
I worked extraordinarily hard to build my career in the arts.
Time is required to create a body of work to show, now, years later I've created several series of work which took on special meaning. More meaning full work included 2008 - a series of painting of the Dumoine River , in 2009 I began working collaboratively with several groups to promote some of my work and in efforts to assist in raising awareness of the Dumoine River. Upon completion of that series, my ideas broadened I began to look for new ways to grow my career and expand my artistic portfolio.
Major solo exhibits include - The Hudson Bay Company, Forêt-la-Blanche Ecological Reserve, Ottawa International Airport , and The Canadian Museum of Nature.
I'm a self taught artist, who had many years of I guess what you would call observative lessons. My mother was a practicing artist who was fortunate enough to paint with what are now known to be what would be considered accomplished Canadian Artists. From this I developed my own style and my own vision. I have been practicing in visual arts as a profession since my late 20's. Although I have always had the arts in my life. I expect I have a many years of creating yet to come and look forward my ever evolving style.
I create because it's what is most natural to me, it makes me feel I have contributed in a positive way. A artist, something I don't know how to unbe.
I was born in Kingston Ontario, in the early 1970"s. I'm the daughter of Mary Louise Leach 1945-2003 and Bill Leach LGen (retired) CMM CD 1942-2015 . He served over 40 years in the Canadian forces, he was a Logistician who in 1997 became Chief of Landstaff of the Canadian Forces, making him the only logistician in Canadian History to ever serve as Chief of Landstaff of the Canadian Armed Forces. He retired from the CF in the year 2000 at the age of 58. After retirement he transitioned to the private sector, following that he committed himself to volunteerism and being a devoted grandfather and dad. In 2012, at the invitation of the Prime Minister, he became Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History, encompassing both the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. He proudly served as Chairman of the board of the Museum of Canadian History until 2015.
I'm a second generation military brat, my parents were most undoubtedly what some would call a yin yang they counter balanced each other. My mom was a child survivor in many respects, a accomplished artist she inspired me to become the artist, she taught me the fundamentals of landscape artistry and a lot about empathy amongst other things such as perseverance. My dad taught me we are all equal. A very powerful lesson in life for those who took that class. In 1999 she founded the Canadian Miniature Society for International artists, she was a professional landscape artist as well as a commissioned artist who chose to represent Military life from the home front. Her work is in National and International collections, including the RCGS, and Canadian War Museum.
Time, like most things is required to create truly original pieces of artwork.
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