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international painting annual 2 exhibition-in-print
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Leanne Christie
Vancouver, British Columbia

pages 66-68

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As a full time artist since 2008, my waking hours are dedicated to understanding painting which has resulted in the realization that painting is not about the final product, but about the process itself.  It is risk taking and constant decision making.  It is not a quiet act of peaceful meditation but one of exertion and energy which requires stamina.  The strokes which are omitted or removed are often more important than those included.  This understanding has lead to an increased maturity with my medium and a questioning of visual reality.  I now experience a growing awareness of the irrelevance between the laws which govern nature and the reality of the painting.  This has lead to experimentation with a new hierarchy: brushstroke, composition and colour without the retreat into abstraction.

Future works will continue to reveal my intrigue with this hierarchy and will indulge in the sheer joy of painting, a process which only begins when the hours of carefully placed paint are scraped away and the stained canvas is revealed, ready for work to commence once


born: 1974, Johannesburg, South Africa


Rhodes University, BFA, 2006

selected group shows

Annual International Representational show, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC, 2011
Autumn Salon, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC, 2011
Gallery artists, The Art Room, Vancouver, BC, 2010
Gallery artists group show, Kurbatoff Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2010



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