About the Artist

ABOUT THE ARTIST

photo for Leah's website 2018

Leah Dockrill SCA

Leah has been engaged in the visual arts for over three decades.  Mainly a self-taught artist, she has taken occasional courses at the University of Alberta and the Toronto School of Art. Her academic education includes Education and Law degrees from Dalhousie University and Master of Library Science, University of Alberta.

Her art practice includes painting (watercolour and acrylic), digital art and mixed media collage. Her subject matter includes many genres and themes.

Leah’s work has been shown in many private and public galleries  in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, Vancouver, New York state, New Jersey and Colorado.  Selected public exhibition venues include the Leighton Art Centre, Calgary;  the Halifax Club and Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax;  Propeller Centre, Toronto; Gallery 1313, Toronto; the Scarborough Arts Council, Toronto; Art Gallery of Northumberland, Coburg, Ontario; the Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto; Latcham Gallery,Stouffville, Ontario; Laidlaw Gallery, Mississauga; Musee Laurier, Victoriaville , Quebec; Joseph Carrier Gallery, Toronto; the Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver; Monmouth Museum, Lincroft , New Jersey, and the Rochester Collage Society, Rochester, New York.

Recent activities include two solo shows (paintings, at Rosedale United Church Gallery, Toronto, March 2018; and an exhibition of her collages at Deer Park Library, Toronto, May 2018). Leah also received the Third Place Award for her painting in the Fusion Art Online Competition ( August-September 2018) and the Gold Artist Award In ArtAscent : Art and Literature Journal, vol.32, August 2018.)

In 2018 (Winter-Spring) some of Leah’s digital images were licensed and adapted for use in the wearable art collection of Le Galeriste, Montreal, Quebec.

Leah has been an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists since 2000.