Ottawa International Airport Exhibit


 Part of understanding and appreciating art is knowing something about the artist and where they came from. For my parents who believed in me were my moral support when pursuing my art career. So they are not forgotten, they certainly were not part of the mainstream and for that I am fortunate. My dad was – LGen ( Retired) Bill Leach  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, he retired in the year 2000 at the age of 58. During and after retirement from the Private sector he committed himself to "volunteerism". He proudly served as Chairman of the board of the Museum of Canadian History until 2015.
My mom was – Mary Louise Leach  1945-2003 she was an accomplished artist she inspired me to become an artist. In 1999 she founded the Canadian Miniature Society for International artists, she was 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.

In 2016 most of my artwork and my mothers artwork that I aquired was stolen.
 I reported it to the Quebec Provincial Police who did nothing and the RCMP who did nothing to this point, over $200,000.00. 
Quebec Police Reports from January 22 and 25th 2016. I learned very quickly how much I am valued as a human being.
Its very sad and organization that I entrusted with my life took this action, I mean no action. Theft over $5000.00 I think is considered a major crime. Does it say someplace in the law theft only applies to certain objects or personal property. Its sad. Stealing my work also stole my ability to generate income for myself as it was my business,  my business was stolen someone else is profiting on my labour. You don't just go paint another one after that. The theft of this work doesn't only affect me. You tell everyone whom that work represents they are worthless too. One of the stolen paintings done by my mom, she painted it for my dads office a painting of a willow tree, it was in his office at NDHQ, worthless. One of the last paintings my mom painted before she died. She painted it for me, I helped  her finish the painting, worthless, also the last painting my dad saw before he died. Another stolen painting is a miniature, a Christmas painting, these can never be repainted. Worthless. No they are not worthless. Not worth the time. I don't recall him ever saying that to any of you. The heart of any organization is its ability to deliver.
Effectively what the Quebec Provincial Police told the world is Shelley Leach is worth nothing, and the life of her parents are worth nothing, and that is simply not true.
To Quote " Respect isn't given its earned"

some weird bedroom in a mobile trailer in Quebec ( very creepy)

Top of my secretary desk

Shelley Leach with one of her painting before it was stole and sold in Quebec


  Quote from  the FACT SHEET = MOVING WOMEN OUT OF POVERTY "A large portion of the wage gap remains unexplained and is partly due to discrimination.

An estimated 10-15% of the wage gap is attributed to gender-based wage discrimination or other unexplained factors."


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 ( Shelley Leach is my given name, I also own my name, not many people own there name. I do, and the same laws apply to my name)

for use of images licensing fees are to be paid to Access copyright or contact the artist directly. Its interesting over 20 years ago I'd receive upwards of$400.00/ years for licensing fees of copying of my artwork  but in 2018 I received $47.11 x 2 for my mothers estate. Why becasue the education system copies for free ( anyone can say is educational), its only my opinion but all they do buy copying for free and not paying the fee's is teach people who are being educated how to deprived people who have worked very hard. Its stealing from the poor.

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The Vimy Memorial Bridge 2018

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