Former Quesnel resident and Observer employee Laura Levitsky was selected as B.C. Wildlife Federation’s (BCWF) Artist of the Year and Ducks Unlimited Canada’s (DUC) National Art Portfolio.
Levitsky submitted her work A Quiet Repose and was one three finalists selected by a BCWF jury from more than 30 submissions. Final voting was by delegates at the BCWF annual general meeting and convention.
Her Charm and Elegance – American Wigeons submitted to DUC National Art Portfolio was one of 11 selected from 998 submissions. In addition to this honour Levitsky’s work was chosen for DUC Stamp and Print production.
Both organizations present the winner’s work in the form of limited edition lithograph prints for purchase to the public.
The sale of these prints helps support the two organizations’ conservation projects as well as recognizing the talent of the artists.
Levitsky is a nature artists, inspired by B.C.’s landscape, wildlife and landmarks. A great deal of time and energy invested in each painting and she shows great attention to detail as evidenced in her work.
She grew up in Saskatchewan and moved to B.C. in 1989. Although she painted and sketched throughout her elementary and high school years, it wasn’t until the fall of 1999 that she settled into her passion for painting. Levitsky began building a portfolio, became a self-published artist in 2003 and is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has had work featured in numerous shows across B.C. as well as participating in national exhibitions and competitions. Her prints can be found in private collections across Canada and the United States.
Levisky’s prints can be purchased in Quesnel exclusively at Cristy’s Devine Designs and Decor on Reid Street.