Don Li-Leger (Born 1948) is a Canadian artist who was born and bred in British, Columbia. His love for painting became evident while he was still a little boy. Li-Leger painted images of birds and animals she used to see around her. His life was rich, seeing a lot of things and living in a place full of culture. In 1971, Li-Leger traveled to different countries before settling down to focus on his formal education. He went to the Vancouver School of Art and the Banff Centre School of Fine Art before proceeding to Simon Fraser University where he studied plant ecology. After his education, he started painting more, building a name for himself as a realist artist. In the 1990s, he refined his style to color-saturated acrylic art pieces that captured abstractness and elements of geometric shapes, collage, calligraphy, and nature. He visited the Orient and several other wild life sanctuaries where he got to understand more about his subject matter.
Li-Leger is married to his wife Cora, an artist, with whom they have two young children. They create their works from the Crescent Heights studio, which is part of their home. His works have been exhibited in places in North America and beyond. Li-Leger’s creative pieces can also be found in Petley-Jones Gallery in Vancouver, British Columbia. His primary medium is acrylic that he uses to reproduce the beautiful works of nature, switching between abstract art and realism. Besides his environment, Li-Leger’s works have also been influenced by artists Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Mark Rothko. The creation of any artwork is always a journey of discovery since he starts making art without knowing the direction it’s going to take.