Through my artwork I aim to capture elements of nature, peace, and resilience.
Fine Art of Canadian Landscape Artist Shelley Leach
Shelley has practiced in the visual arts professionally since 2005. Her training, experience and study in fine arts have spanned over 40 years. She is a second generation artist, daughter of artist Mary Louise Leach. The second generation artist inherits not only techniques but also the spirit, discovering art is more than aesthetics; it’s a language and the spark that flares into its own unique flame. Shelley's' father served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a logistician, her formative years were spent living both domestically and abroad. This allowed Shelley to gain an appreciation of other cultures and landscapes, fostering her desire to paint the Canadian Landscape known for its natural beauty and pristine wilderness. " Art is not bound by time; its a legacy passed from heart to heart."
Shelley's art medium is oil and acrylic painting; her genre is landscape and wilderness. She occasionally does plein-air painting with with oil or watercolours although all her large pieces are created in studio in oil or acrylic paint. Shelley worked from her home-based studio in Kars, Ontario for 10 years. Since 2018 she has resided in Lanark County, Ontario. She has original artwork in permanent collections with the Canadian War Museum, and City of Ottawa Fine Arts collection as well as numerous corporate and private collections.
She often creates a series of original paintings from an area she finds interesting. Her vivid landscape and wilderness paintings tell a story that she is sure to share with you, providing a deeper appreciation of these areas and the uniqueness that connects them to our daily lives.
She has exhibited her paintings at the Home and Cottage Show and the Outdoor Adventure Show in Ottawa and Toronto as well as numerous art events with her original wilderness paintings. Large solo exhibits included Ottawa International Airport and The Museum of Nature where her original Dumoine River series of paintings were exhibited for a special event. Shelley's' artistic vision is deeply rooted in the Canadian Landscape and wilderness, and her style seamlessly blends with elements of realism and impressionism.
Shelley's art/painting studio is open to the public you are welcome to visit and learn more about her creative process. She also recently established Wind Rock Ridge Art Gallery a long time vision and dream. A artist run - art gallery. A small Art Gallery the focus is " Where Art and Nature and Converge ". Gallery to open in early 2024.
Shelley's Studio is located at 361 Queen St. , Smiths Falls, ON at the Gallipeau Centre beside the Theatre Email - firstname.lastname@example.org check the gallery page for preview images of original paintings and additional contact info