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Meet Lisa Leskien -  Artist on the Loose


Lisa Leskien is an artist on the loose.  Always on the move, Lisa enjoys running and cycling on the trails near her home in South Frontenac, Ontario.  She uses the inspiration from the beautiful scenes she moves through to create vibrant acrylic and oil paintings and linocut prints.  Lisa has been known to combine running and painting in trail races in Ontario, completing the race and multiple paintings within the race time limits.  She can also be found on the go, teaching painting, printmaking, and crochet for the Kingston School of Art, and for the fabulous Tie one On Creativity Bar in Kingston.  She teaches the arts and physical education at the elementary level for the Limestone District School Board.  Lisa is also a running coach and race director at Spafford Health and Adventure.

Exhibitions/Group Shows:

  • 2022 Kingston Square Foot Show, Kingston ON

  • 2022 TOMPE Printmaking Exhibition, London ON

  • 2022 Melt Artists Juried Exhibition, Picton ON

  • 2022 Melt Moonwatchers Show, Picton ON

  • 2021 Kingston School Of Art Paint the Town Group Exhibition, Kingston ON

  • 2021 Loft Gallery Square Foot Show, Thornbury ON

 Solo Shows:

  • 2003 Speedwork Solo Show, Toronto ON

Painting on the Run:

  • 2022 - Falling Water Trail Marathon, Eugenia ON – 42.2km and 6 paintings on the run

  • 2022 – Foxtail Trail Race, Dundas ON – 50k and 4 paintings on the run


  • 2022 Paint a Forest with Michelle Reid

  • 2004 Bachelor of Education, Brock University

  • 2003 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Studio Art major, York University


  • 2022 -Present – Artist instructor – Kingston School of art – Introduction to Lino cut Printmaking, Paint-tober daily painting practice, Intergenerational Art workshops, Art Safari guest instructor, Daft Brewery Paint n Pint, and Acrylic painting at the Kingsbridge Retirement residence

  • 2021-Present – Art instructor – Tie One On Creativity Bar, Kingston ON -  Acrylic paint workshops, Learn to Crochet, Lino Cut Printmaking, Intergenerational workshops, Painting Parties, Date night Paint nights, Sunflowers for Ukraine Fundraising Paint night.

  • 2021-Present - Elementary teacher, Kingston and Area

  • 2005-2021 - Elementary teacher, Brantford ON

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