Lelia Sanford approaches each painting excited to tell its story. Regardless of the subject matter, her artwork quietly engages the audience. “I want to share a memory or experience with the viewer and I am driven to do that through colour and light”.
Primarily self-taught, Lelia has refined her talents by attending workshops with well known Canadian artists Mike Svob, Brian Atyeo and others from her region of the Maritimes. She works mainly in oils but will often use acrylics for under-painting. Her style is realistic, with earthy colours and bright highlights.
Lelia lives in Durham Nova Scotia and is a member of the Pictou County Artists Association. Her work is currently showcased at Art2Sea Gallery in Pictou N.S. and at Gallery 215 in Selma N.S.