Born in Prince George, BC, Leif Ostlund has been painting for more than three decades.His mother and his uncle,both accomplished artists, provided him with a rich informal training .He went on to attend the Ontario College of Art in Toronto where he graduated with honours and two scholarships.
Vigorous brushwork and a luminous palette give his paintings a striking appearance. Ostlund has an international following and his works hang in private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.
“If I were a wizard I might order up a new car and a stack of gold,
but for now, painting is as close to magic as I will get…
a beautiful distraction made for the soul.”