Grant Leier

I LOVE IT HERE
I LOVE IT HERE
GL1164
acrylic, canvas
26 x 20 in.
$2,750 CAD


INHALE COURAGE EXHALE FEAR
INHALE COURAGE EXHALE FEAR
GL1163
acrylic, canvas
26 x 20 in.
$2,750 CAD


THROW KINDNESS
THROW KINDNESS
GL1162
acrylic, canvas
26 x 20 in.
$2,750 CAD


HOME
HOME
GL1161
acrylic, canvas
26 x 20 in.
$2,750 CAD


STAY HAPPY 3
STAY HAPPY 3
GL1160
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.
$1,750 CAD


STAY HAPPY 2
STAY HAPPY 2
GL1159
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.
$1,750 CAD


STAY HAPPY 5
STAY HAPPY 5
GL1158
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.
$1,750 CAD


STAY HAPPY 1
STAY HAPPY 1
GL1157
acrylic, canvas
16 x 20 in.
$1,750 CAD


OLD INFINITY FRIENDS 2
OLD INFINITY FRIENDS 2
GL1156
acrylic, canvas
10 x 10 in.
$750 CAD


OLD INFINITY FRIENDS 8
OLD INFINITY FRIENDS 8
GL1155
acrylic, canvas
10 x 10 in.
$750 CAD


OLD INFINITY FRIENDS 7
OLD INFINITY FRIENDS 7
GL1154
acrylic, canvas
10 x 10 in.
$750 CAD


OLD INFINITY FRIENDS 6
OLD INFINITY FRIENDS 6
GL1153
acrylic, canvas
10 x 10 in.
$750 CAD


NANAIMO BIRD STUDY B
NANAIMO BIRD STUDY B
GL1150
acrylic, canvas
20 x 10 in.
$1,250 CAD


NANAIMO BIRD STUDY A
NANAIMO BIRD STUDY A
GL1149
acrylic, canvas
20 x 10 in.
$1,250 CAD


MAGNOLIA BOWL
MAGNOLIA BOWL
GL1146
acrylic, canvas
30 x 30 in.
$4,000 CAD


MEET YOU DOWNTOWN
MEET YOU DOWNTOWN
GL1145
acrylic, canvas
30 x 30 in.
$4,000 CAD


LATE LUNCH IN CAMPBELL RIVER
LATE LUNCH IN CAMPBELL RIVER
GL1144
acrylic, canvas
30 x 30 in.
$4,000 CAD
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FAVOURITES
FAVOURITES
GL1136
acrylic, canvas
30 x 30 in.
$4,000 CAD


RELATIONSHIPS
RELATIONSHIPS
GL1116
acrylic, canvas
30 x 30 in.
$4,000 CAD


GIVE ROOM TO YOUR SOUL
GIVE ROOM TO YOUR SOUL
GL1111
mixed media, canvas
15.5 x 23.5 in.
$1,500 CAD


SHOW YOUR TRUE COLOURS, STUDY
SHOW YOUR TRUE COLOURS, STUDY
GL1093
acrylic, canvas
18 x 14 in.
$1,200 CAD


QUEEN
QUEEN
GL1079
acrylic, canvas
36 x 36 in.
$5,000 CAD


KING
KING
GL1063
acrylic, canvas
36 x 36 in.
$5,000 CAD


WAKE UP STUDY
WAKE UP STUDY
GL1055
acrylic, canvas, resin
18 x 18 in.
$2,250 CAD


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Grant Leier

Born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in 1956, Grant Leier studied at the Alberta College of Art in Calgary (1974-78) before honing his skills further at the Illustrator’s Workshop in New York (1978). It was here that Grant became fascinated with pattern and decoration. A proficient painter, Leier has had numerous solo exhibitions in Canada and California and has been featured in important group exhibitions in public and private galleries. His work is represented in many corporate and private collections including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Public Archives Canada and Chevron Canada.

Grant feels a need to create intense color, pattern, and a sense of celebration into everything he paints and wants his images to evoke feelings of well being and goodness.

Grant Leier once compared himself to a crow who sets out to collect the most beautiful and colourful objects it could find. His whimsical and wonderful art works are technically perfect and his sense of design complete. His love of pattern and his proficiency of hand make him a master at illustration. This, a quick wit, and a quirky sense of humour combine to makes works that both titillate and excite the viewer.

Combining found objects, odd photographs and other imagery with a symphony of patterns and designs, Leier collages his images and ideas by both painting and drawing them together into a story-like setting. Monkeys or people or even fruit and flowers are intertwined into a world of both fantasy and reality. He takes his everyday life and creates his playful realms full of beautiful colours and forms both for himself and his viewer.

The combination of design, bold colours and interesting imagery excite the viewer and cause them to react to the works in a positive and joyful manner. Leier works in bold, bright acrylics with festive and decorative colours often framing the works with patterns of ornamental designs. These works are flamboyant expressions of fabricated realities. These often sentimental recreations can elicit nostalgia in the viewer and sometimes embellish memories of times gone by.

Leier sets the stage, poses the actors and tells his story and the stage sets are always sublime.

Grant Leier now lives in British Columbia with his wife, also an artist, and their son.

Born on May 1, 1956 in Lloydminster, AB. Nationality is Canadian

Education

Illustrator's Workshop, New York City, NY
Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB

Exhibitions

2017 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2014 Animal Farm, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 Dynamic Demo Day, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2013 WILD THING, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2010 3 Squared, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2008 Nixie Barton & Grant Leier, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2006 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2005 Best of the Best, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2004 Robertson Rat, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2003 Wonder of Water, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 Dynamic Duo, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2002 Year of the Mountain, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2001 Year of the Great Bear, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB

Collections

Air Canada
Alberta Art Foundation
Amoco Canada Resources
Athabasca University
Canadian Pacific Hotels
Canadian Utilities
Chevron Canada
City of St. Albert
Delta Hotels
Esso Resources Canada
Medicentres Alberta
Nasus Corporation
Public Archives Canada
Texaco Resources Canada
The Belfry Theatre
Trimac Corporation
Westmin Resources

Publications

Victoria Garden Tours
2001 Artists in their Gardens, Valerie Easton and David Laskin, Seattle, Sasquatch Books
2004 Robertson Rat, illustrated by Grant Leier, authored by Gillian B. Davies, Victoria, Cherubim Books
2005 Galleries West
2005 Heritage House
2005 The Romance Continues, Goodie Noisi, Surrey, Touchwood Editions