Don Li-Leger's paintings reveal his intimate knowledge and deep sensitivity to the world of nature.
Born and raised in British Columbia, Li-Leger began painting as a boy, his initial focus on the abundant birds and animals of his native province.
Having experienced a rich and varied life, Li-Leger traveled around the world in 1971 before he began his formal education. Later on, he made extensive field trips to the Orient and to wildlife sanctuaries throughout North America, thereby extending his vision and the scope of his subject matter.
"Art is so much more than decoration - it's the meditative aspect of turning your logical brain off, and responding to what's there." ~ Don Li-Leger
Li-Leger’s formal training includes studies at the Vancouver School of Art and the Banff Centre School of Fine Art, and studies in plant ecology at Simon Fraser University.¹
His work has been featured in exhibitions throughout North America, including the prestigious Leigh-Yawkey Woodson traveling exhibit, and is represented in many private collections.
Bamboo shoots and shadows flourish amid strongly colored shapes in “Dancing in the Wind.” To find the balance between art and nature, abstractionist Don Li-Leger combines familiar forms with notes of the unexpected. The result is a blend of shape, color and visual texture that draws the eye and transforms a room. Pairs beautifully with “Spring Chorus.”
Recommended books on Art: 30,000 Years of Art by Editors of Phaidon; The Collins Big Book of Art: From Cave Art to Pop Art by David G. Wilkins; Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland; Barron's AP Art History 2008 (Barron's Ap Art History) by John Nici; AP Art History w/CD-ROM (REA) The Best Test Prep for the AP Art History Exam with TESTware (Test Preps) by Frank Chmiel, Larry Krieger, and Barbara McGowran; Janson's History of Art: The Western Tradition by Penelope J.E. Davies, Walter B. Denny, Frima Fox Hofrichter, and Joseph F Jacobs.
Available here are these Don Li-Leger posters and prints, among others: Spring Chorus, Summer Bloom, Dancing in the Wind, Hollyhock Garden, Terrazzo Garden, Poet's Cause, Bamboo Division, Terra Cotta Garden, Elegance I, Sanctuary, Pompeii Patterns, Oriental Blossoms II, Iris Nine Patch II, Poppy Nine Patch, Blossom Tapestry II, Elegance II, Garden Gateway, Oasis, Oriental Blossoms III, Iris Sunrise & Blossom Tapestry I.