The Artist

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ABOUT ARTIST LAURA LEVITSKY

Laura Levitsky, one of Canada’s nature artists, has swiftly gained acclaim for her tranquil compositions and attention to detail.  She is an award winning artist who is inspired by British Columbia’s landscape, wildlife and landmarks.  Whether it’s the research of her subjects that take her on her outdoor excursions, or her outdoor excursions that take her to her subjects, Laura’s field studies allow her to recreate the natural settings of her subjects.

Laura can’t remember when she wasn’t interested in art.  Her career began in the fall of 1999 when she found some spare time out of the rush of everyday life with a full-time job and family.  She picked up from where she left off, painting in her high school years.  Laura is a self-taught artist who became self-published by 2003, producing limitededition giclee canvas prints and exhibiting her originals in solo shows and juried group exhibitions.  

She comments “Art is where I go to explore and express.  I get lost in it.  It is the only thing I seem to have an infinite patience for as I can sit for hours and meticulously paint every hair of lichen growing on a tree.  For me, the details are what captures the whole story and essence of the subject and hopefully exposes it to the viewer as an important part of the whole picture, not just in the painting, but in nature itself.”  It is this, her meticulous attention to detail,  that has captured the imagination of her collectors.  Laura’s prints can be found in private collections across Canada and the United States. Laura has had work featured in numerous shows across BC as well as participated in National exhibitions and competitions.


AWARDS

• Wildlife Habitat Canada
   National Juried Invitation
   Waterfowl Stamp and Print 2017 Finalist (3rd) – Canadian Goose (Sleeping Beauty)

• Ducks Unlimited Canada
   National Juried Invitation
   Waterfowl Stamp and Print Artist 2015 – American Wigeon (Charm & Elegance)

• BCWF - BC Wildlife Federation Artist of the Year 2015
   A Quiet Repose - Blue Heron

• Canadian Brushstroke Magazine -    Jan/Feb 2010 Publication
   Finalist – Artists Favorite Subject Competition – Whisper in the Willows

• Colors, FCA FVC Juried Show - Chilliwack City Hall Gallery - Chilliwack, BC
   Award of Excellence/Juror’s Choice – Ford M68
   People’s Choice Award – FordM68

• Pacific Salmon Foundation Stamp Competition ‘09/10 (2008) - Vancouver, BC
   3rd Place Winner - The King and his Jesters

• Canadian Brushstroke Magazine  - May/June 2008 Publication 
   Competition Finalist – Floral/Still life Competition - Autumn Frost

• Deer Lake Gallery - Celebration of Spring Juried Exhibition - Burnaby BC
   People’s Choice Award – Spring Chickadees, Garden Glitters

• Federation of Canadian Artists  Group Exhibition - Mission, BC
   People’s Choice Award – Garden Glitters

• Deer Lake Gallery - Celebration of Fall Juried Show -  Burnaby BC
    People’s Choice Award – Yesterday’s Splendor

• Pacific Salmon Foundation Stamp Competition ‘07/08 - Vancouver, BC
   2nd Place Winner

• South Delta Centre for Visual Arts - Oil and Water Juried Show – Delta, BC
   RBC Award of Merit – Autumn Frost

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GALLERIES

• Quesnel Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition – “A Brush with Nature”  Quesnel, BC
• Chilliwack Cultural Centre Art Gallery – Gala Opening, Juried Group Exhibiton   Chilliwack, BC
• Cornerstone Gallery – Group Exhibition   Chilliwack, BC
• Grey Area Gallery, Gallery Representation   Chilliwack, BC
• Art Visions 2009,   FCA National Juried Show -   Kelowna, BC
• Deer Lake Gallery, Solo Exhibition – “A Brush with Nature”   Burnaby, BC
• The Reach Gallery, Solo Exhibition – “A Brush with Nature”  Abbotsford, BC
• Chilliwack City Hall Gallery, FCA FVC Juried Show – “Colors”   Chilliwack, BC
   Award of Excellence/Juror’s Choice – Ford M68
   People’s Choice Award – FordM68
• Blackberry Gallery,  Solo Exhibition – “A Closer Look”   Port Moody, BC
• Granville Island Federation Gallery, FCA Juried Show - "A Bird, A Stone, A Letter" Vancouver, BC
• Granville Island Federation Gallery, FCA Juried Show – “Small, Smaller, Smallest”  Vancouver, BC
• TNSC 2008 National Federation of Canadian Artists Show
• Art Visions 2008 - FCA National Juried Show, Hambleton Gallery, Kelowna, BC
• Granville Island Federation Gallery, FCA Juried Show – “Northern Lights” Vancouver, BC
• Deer Lake Gallery, Juried Group Exhibition – “Celebration of Spring”  Deer Lake, Burnaby BC
   People’s Choice Award – Spring Chickadees, Garden Glitters
• Kamloops Courthouse Centre for the Arts, TNSC Juried Show (2008) Kamloops, BC
• Mission Art Gallery, FCA Juried Group Exhibition, Mission, BC
   People’s Choice Award – Garden Glitters
• Chilliwack Museum Chambers Gallery, Solo Exhibition “A Closer Look”  Chilliwack, BC
• Deer Lake Gallery, Juried Group Exhibition – “ Celebration of Fall” Burnaby BC
   People’s Choice Award – Yesterday’s Splendor
• South Delta Centre for Visual Arts, Oil and Water Juried Group Exhibition (2007)
   RBC Award of Merit – Autumn Frost
• Autumn Brook Gallery, Featured Opening Artist, Granville Island, Vancouver BC
• Northern Lights Lodge, Solo Exhibition, Likely BC
• BC Festival of the Arts, Provincial Juried Exhibition, Surrey BC

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INVITATIONAL COMPETITIONS

• Wildlife Habitat 2018 Canada Stamp Competition - Fourth Place Finalist
• Wildlife Habitat 2017 Canada Stamp Competition - Third Place Finalist
• Ducks Unlimited Stamp and Artist Portfolio - WaterFowl Stamp and Print Artist 2015
• BC Wildlife Federation - BCWF Artist of the Year 2015
• Wildlife Habitat 2011 Canada Stamp Competition - 2011 Top 10 Placement
• Pacific Wildlife Salmon Stamp Competition - 2009/2010 Stamp - Third Place Finalist
• Pacific Wildlife Salmon Stamp Competition - 2007/2008 Stamp - Second Place Finalist


SPECIAL PROJECTS

• Mural Mosaic - KUNAMOSKT – Juried Group Project, Unveiled at 2010 Winter Games BC

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