Christine Leger • Studio Gallery • Chelsea, QC
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ABOVE: Christine pictured at the 2003 Canadian Tulip Festival with her first 5-foot tulip, which is now on display outside her gallery.

BELOW: Press photo taken with both tulips, before delivering the new 2005 piece to the festival grounds.

Christine Leger has been an active Canadian artist for over 15 years. Her nature and wildlife paintings, prints and cards have been sold across Canada and internationally.

Christine herself is self-taught, and she mentors and teaches painting to others on a part-time basis – having taught classes at Odawa Native Friendship Centre and for the municipality of Chelsea.

Her style of romantic realism has been sought after by numerous repeat customers. Due to her several years of exposure as a vendor in the high-traffic tourist area of the Byward Market in Ottawa, her clientele is international. Much of her work has been purchased by private collectors in countries such as England, France, Sweden, India, China, Japan, and the United States.

In addition to original paintings, Christine has also done many commissions. Most of her original work is done with acrylic paint on canvas or Masonite, but she also employs other mixed media in her work, continuing to explore new ways of expressing the beauty of nature.

Christine was commissioned to paint one of 20 "tulip masterpieces" for the 2003 Canadian Tulip Festival. This "Artists' Tulip Bed" was featured in Major's Hill Park in Ottawa during the festival season of 2003.

For the 2005 Canadian Tulip Festival, Christine was one of 150 commissioned artists selected to produce an even larger group of tulips to celebrate Ottawa's 150th anniversary. Her tulip, entitled "Many People, One Planet", was featured in the tulip art garden at Ottawa City Hall throughout the festival.

Christine is currently working on a theatre project titled “Titty Talks” – a celebration of all things woman. The show was performed at The Black Sheep Inn (Wakefield, QC) on World AIDS Day (Thursday December 1st) and The Bronson Centre (Ottawa, ON) on Saturday December 3rd. Proceeds from the event were donated to CARE Canada and The Wakefield Grannies, in support of those affected by HIV / AIDS.

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