Lissi Legge AFCA, SCA

ARTIST STATMENT

My oil paintings are inspired by a personal philosophy that is aimed at bringing joy to the heart, and by an optimistic nature which draws inspiration from a multiplicity of environments. Whether it is florals, landscapes or people, my subject matter is taken from glimpses of what fascinates and captivates me. When painting I apply layers of radiant colour with creative energy that give my canvasses their vigor, vitality and excitement. I let the work evolve using colour to express light, represent mass and evoke mood. Painting every day, my impressionistic style has evolved through training, study and experimentation. People are attracted to my paintings because they capture a quality or moment, and convey the pleasure and satisfaction I find in moving paint around.


COLLECTIONS

Held in corporate collections including the following: Pengrowth Management Ltd., Quick Link Corp., Crestar Energy, Parlee McLaws, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Encana/PanCanadian Petroleum, Interthink Consulting, Shell Canada, Capital City Savings, as well as, part of private collections in Canada, the United States and around the world. Lissi has worked with a number of charities and helped raise funds for conservation, cultural and humanitarian causes such as, Trout Unlimited Canada, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, UNICEF, Ducks Unlimited and various Rotary Clubs.


AWARDS AND HONOURS
Painting accepted in the 41st Open National Show of the Society of Canadian Artists in Toronto
Painting given Award of Excellence by the FCA in Vancouver
Granted SCA signature status by the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA)
Finalist, Artist of the Year, Trout Unlimited Canada
Finalist, Artist of the Year, Trout Unlimited Canada
Granted Associate Membership in the Oil Painters of America (OPA)
Painting juried Third in Strathcona by the FCA in Calgary
Granted AFCA signature status by the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) in Vancouver
Painting given Award of Excellence by the FCA in Vancouver
Painting selected for AIM for Arts, International Art Exhibition and Show in Vancouver Painting given Award of Excellence by the FCA in Vancouver
Painting juried second in Fish Creek Show by the FCA in Calgary

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
1998- Present Rowles & Company Ltd, Edmonton, Alberta
Fosbrooke Fine Arts, Calgary. Solo Show (2007)
Linda Lando Gallery, Vancouver. Solo Show "Journey of Colour"(2003)
Gibson Fine Art, Calgary. Group Show (2007, 2008, 2009)
FCA Gallery, Vancouver. Fall Show (1999, 2002), Calgary Chapter Show (1999), Christmas Small Show (1999, 2000), Theme 2000 Show (2000), Winter Show (2000, 2001), Mainland Chapters Show (2001), Success (2001), Medal Show (2001, 2002, 2004), June Show (2002), Group Show (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006), Landscape (2009)
Fosbrooke Fine Arts, Calgary. Christmas Show (1999, 2000, 2001), Celebration of Calgary (2000), Celebration of Colour (2000), Millennium Magic (2000), Inside/Out (2001), Artist's Heart (2002, 2003), Colours of Life and Landscape (2004), New Works (2005, 2006, 2007)
Artnest Gallery, Calgary. Group Show (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,2005, 2006)
FCA Shows, Calgary. Unisource Gallery (1998), Leighton Center (1998), Webster Gallery (1998, 1999), Fish Creek Library (1998), City Hall (1999), Bow Valley Square (1999), North Glenmore (1999, 2000), and Strathcona (2000, 2001), Lake Bonavista (2002, 2003), Edgemont (2002)
Leighton Foundation, Millarville. Faces, Places and Spaces (2002), Juried Members Show (2003-2007)
River Artists, Calgary. Spring and Fall Shows (1997 - 2001)
Joyful Eyeful, Calgary. Spring and Fall Shows (2002 - 2008)
Loco Talent...Crazy for Art, Calgary. Spring Show (2009)
Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Western Art Live Auction (1999), Gallery (2003 - 2008)
Calgary Artists Society. Various local venues including Calgary Art Walk (1998 - 2002)

Lissi's artwork is represented by Rowles & Company Ltd., Alberta's Corporate Gift & Art Gallery, in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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