Grant Leier

APPROPRIATION PAINTING #43
APPROPRIATION PAINTING #43
GL1208
acrylic, canvas
32.5 x 71.5 in.
$2,500 CAD


APPROPRIATION PAINTING #63J
APPROPRIATION PAINTING #63J
GL1203
acrylic, canvas
71.5 x 32.5 in.
$2,500 CAD


APPROPRIATION PAINTING #80
APPROPRIATION PAINTING #80
GL1202
acrylic, canvas
32.5 x 71.5 in.
$2,500 CAD


APPROPRIATION PAINTING #76
APPROPRIATION PAINTING #76
GL1200
acrylic, canvas
71.5 x 32.5 in.
$2,500 CAD


APPROPRIATION PAINTING #36
APPROPRIATION PAINTING #36
GL1197
acrylic, canvas
24 x 50 in.
$1,500 CAD


APPROPRIATION PAINTING #26
APPROPRIATION PAINTING #26
GL1194
acrylic, canvas
50 x 24 in.
$1,500 CAD


A GOOD PLACE TO MEET
A GOOD PLACE TO MEET
GL1190
acrylic, canvas
10 x 20 in.
$1,200 CAD


GOOD DAY FOR THE PARK
GOOD DAY FOR THE PARK
GL1189
acrylic, canvas
10 x 20 in.
$1,200 CAD


CATCHING UP
CATCHING UP
GL1188
acrylic, canvas
12 x 36 in.
$3,000 CAD


FAMILY HOLIDAY
FAMILY HOLIDAY
GL1187
acrylic, canvas
12 x 36 in.
$3,000 CAD


NEW BEST FRIENDS - STUDY
NEW BEST FRIENDS - STUDY
GL1181
acrylic, canvas
7.25 x 25.5 in.
$750 CAD


SHE DOESN'T GET OUT ENOUGH
SHE DOESN'T GET OUT ENOUGH
GL1168
acrylic, canvas
36 x 48 in.
$6,000 CAD


NO SILENCE IN SHANGHAI
NO SILENCE IN SHANGHAI
GL1166
acrylic, canvas
48 x 60 in.
$8,000 CAD


MORE THAN ONE
MORE THAN ONE
GL1165
acrylic, canvas
60 x 60 in.
$10,000 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 6
OLD INFINITY FRIENDS 6
GL1153
acrylic, canvas
10 x 10 in.
$750 CAD


MEET YOU DOWNTOWN
MEET YOU DOWNTOWN
GL1145
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


TYPEFACE, 2009 (32 PAGES)
TYPEFACE, 2009 (32 PAGES)
book
9 x 11.5 in.
$20 CAD


THE ROMANCE CONTINUES, 2005 (132 PAGES)
THE ROMANCE CONTINUES, 2005 (132 PAGES)
book
9.5 x 10.5 in.
$50 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

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

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