Laura Levitsky, a Canadian nature and wildlife artist, has been recognized by provincial and international wildlife organizations. Her meticulous attention to detail and methodically researched subject matter enhance Levitsky’s tranquil compositions. An outdoor enthusiast, she travels frequently to research her subjects in their natural habitat, believing that there is no substitute for personal experience. Reference material is gathered through her own photography and study sketches. A single composition may include features from several reference which can present endless possibilities.
Art is where Laura goes to explore and express. She gets lost in it. It is the only thing she seems to have an infinite patience for as she can sit for hours and meticulously paint every hair of lichen growing on a tree.
Laura always had a love for nature and painting. Growing up in Regina, SK and travelling through the US where she was born, she felt she was continually exposed to the beauty of natural landscapes from the golden prairies of Saskatchewan to the canyons and lush forests of Yellowstone National Park. Although she painted and sketched throughout her elementary and high school years, it wasn’t until the fall of ‘99 that she settled into her passion for painting, starting off at the kitchen table with five tubes of paint. Since, she has become recognized as one of BC’s representational wildlife painters with top placements and awards from organizations such as Artists for Conservation, Ducks Unlimited Canada, BC Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Habitat Canada and the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Her original works can be found in private collections across Canada and the United States.