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"Exotica: Don Li-Leger"
2003-04-20 until 2003-05-10
Canada House Gallery
Canada House Gallery invites you to join us for an afternoon of discovery of the excitingly different and unusual works of one of the Gallery’s newest artists Don Li-Leger for a solo exhibition Exotica. “Using Chinese as well as Western bristle brushes, I apply acrylic paint and gels on canvas, often layering transparent colour to achieve desired affects. As with much of my work, nature remains an underlying theme. The calligraphy is taken from ancient Japanese and Chinese poems, and reflects my interest and studies in Asian painting, travels and spirituality.”
Don has experienced a rich and varied life. He traveled around the world in 1971 before studying plant ecology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. In 1975 he studied painting with Terry Frost at the Banff Centre School of Fine Art and illustration with natural history artist Frank Beebe with the B.C. Provincial Museum. In 1977, Don studied printmaking at Okanagan College of Kelowna, B.C. where he received a Canadian Nature Artist Scholarship Award.