Leah Brekelmans

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I live my life in color! I am optimistic and express myself through my artwork and grew up inspired by the vibrancy of life. If I can spread joy to others through my artwork in this way I consider this a huge success. I am Dutch Canadian passionate about art who grew up on a farm with my art in local galleries in my early life. I then moved to Toronto and taught children hands on Art and Sciences. Every original piece is uniquely part of me from start to finish.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

All art I create is original, handmade and framed. I incorporate a planned and careful pouring method of painting that gives my pieces a unique abstract detail that looks absolutely fantastic close-up. Every canvas and frame of mine is 100% handmade and has a unique creativity that speaks to my colorful personality. I use high-grade artistic acrylic paints and foils and complete each piece with a varnish or artistic resin to seal, protect and preserve them against ageing, sunlight and yellowing. Lastly, I construct each frame with locally sourced lumber, sand and stain each frame and attach it to its canvas.

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$785.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas

30.50x48"

Title: Red Rose

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 48 inches width x 30.5 inches height 2.26 kg

Dominant Colors: Red, Dark Blue

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish, Canvas, Silicon

Ready to Hang: Vertical

My piece 'Red Rose' is an incredibly detailed close up abstract red rose standing at four feet tall. With it's hand stretched frame included, this is an original acrylic painting. It has thousands of close up silicon bubbles among the petals and throughout the entire piece. A tetradic color pallet was chosen comprised of an assortment of deep reds, purples and a dark brown blue to add a dark depth. The rose's colors dance together yet contrast each other in an incredible bubbly pattern's and it completely unique in it's entirety. This painting drips off the canvas and was created using a fluid art technique with high pigmented acrylic paints. The sides of the canvas are painted and it is ready to hang vertically in a space with a large open wall and would thrive as a stand alone piece or red accents.

Leah Brekelmans

$225.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas

30x20.50"

Title: Daylily

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 30 inches width x 20.5 inches height 1.2 kg

Dominant Colors: Orange, Dark Purple

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish Canvas

Ready to Hang: Horizontal

My piece 'Daylily' is an abstract acrylic fluid art piece is an earthy toned abstract original acrylic painting. A contrasting dark purple, orange, soft deep pink and white pallet work together as the colors dance together in an incredible pattern. This painting is clean and bright with multiple pathways of intense white leading together toward a focal point in the off center. It is full of beautiful abstract bubbles and designs that drip off the canvas in a light hearted way. It is modern, free and designed to fit into a small space to accentuate a open feeling.

Leah Brekelmans

$185.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas

24.50x8"

Title: Spring Ember

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 24.5 inches width x 8.5 inches height 1.10 kg

Dominant Colors: White, Red

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish Canvas

Ready to Hang: Horizontal

My piece 'Spring Ember' is an abstract acrylic fluid art piece that has a bright and dark red design coupled with spring inspired accents. A strong composition piece forms with an unbalanced weight across the canvas. This painting is clean bright and beautifully open. It is full of beautiful abstract bubbles and designs that drip off the canvas in a light hearted way. It is modern, free and designed to fit into a small space to accentuate a open feeling.

Leah Brekelmans

$300.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas (pine wood frame).

22x18x2"

Title: Cosmic Splash

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 22 inches width x 18 inches height 2.27 kg

Dominant Colors: Black, Blue

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish Canvas, Dark Walnut Stained Pine Frame, Plaster

Ready to Hang: Horizontal

My piece 'Cosmic Splash' is a multilayered abstract acrylic swipe created as a fluid art piece. First, chunky plaster was applied to the canvas before the pour to give a detailed textured cosmic interest. Next I covered the canvas in blue and black paint and worked to add the bloom of colors across the canvas. Some areas are lightly colored, and get more intense toward the middle. The paint is applied thickly and shines in it's glossy varnish in the light.
I constructed a pine wood frame specifically for this piece to hug the edges of the canvas and used a dark walnut stain to extend the moody and dark feel of the piece.

Leah Brekelmans

$225.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas.

20x11"

Title: Sprinkled

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 11 inches width x 20 inches height 1.10 kg

Dominant Colors: White, Pink

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish Canvas

Ready to Hang: Horizontal

My piece 'Sprinkled' is an abstract acrylic swipe created as a fluid art piece. After a starburst type swipe I tilted and moved the paint around unit a composition piece had formed. This painting is clean bright and beautifully open. It is full of beautiful abstract bubbles and designs that drip off the canvas in a light hearted way. It is modern, free and designed to fit into a small space to accentuate a light open feeling.

Leah Brekelmans

$235.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas.

12x28"

Title: Harvest

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 12 inches width x 28 inches height 1.36 kg

Dominant Colors: Orange, Red

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish Canvas

Ready to Hang: Horizontal and Vertical

My piece 'Harvest' is an acrylic swipe created as a fluid art piece. It begins with vibrant splash of bright orange and red rose that is crisp with contrast and detail in the off center canvas and slowly blends into the dark green/ dark blue background. This painting is full of beautiful abstract bubbles and designs. The painting moody, modern, and designed to fit into a small space to accentuate a bright red, pink or orange.

This painting is incredibly glossy, the sides are complete and the paint was applied thickly in two separate layers.

Leah Brekelmans

$1,430.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas (pine wood frame).

43x33x2"

Title: Sea foam Siphon

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 43 inches width x 33 inches height x 2 inches depth. 5.7 Kg

Dominant Colors: Teal, Purple

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish, Dark Brown Walnut stained pine frame

Ready to Hang: Horizontal

My piece 'Sea Foam Siphon' is a detailed acrylic swipe two layers. The base layers is done with a dark purple and light purple with dark brown around the edges of the canvas. Silicon oils were added creating hundreds of dark purple bubbles that sink into the background. Next a green, teal, light blue, white and a small amount of shimmering gold was placed perpendicular to the background to make these bright colors pop! The white in the middle really extenuates the bubbles and adds a third level to the painting.
I constructed Sea Foam Siphon's frame with .75 inch spacing encompassing the work with a dark walnut stained frame giving a dark classy mood to this bright artwork. Lastly I hand painted the side of the canvas and the inside of the frame to make a clean crisp look that compliments each other against the wall.

Leah Brekelmans

$210.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas

24x17"

Title: Pink Pond

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 24 inches width x 17 inches height x 1 inch depth. 1.36 Kg

Dominant Colors: Pink, Dark Green

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish, Canvas

Ready to Hang: Horizontal

My piece 'Pink Pond' is an vibrant and colorful abstract acrylic swipe a flowing design surrounded by hundreds of detailed textures. The cells which developed during the painting process are crisp and defined by a dark green and greyed-white contrast. The canvas is broken up by a green narrow pathway into a weighted pink design in the bottom right.
Pink Pond is ready to hang horizontally and will create a colorful accent hanging on a wall.

Leah Brekelmans

$700.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas (pine wood frame).

15x51x2"

Title: Red Scales

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 15 inches width x 51 inches height x 2 inches depth. 3.85 Kg

Dominant Colors: Red, Blue

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish, Dark Brown Walnut stained pine frame

Ready to Hang: Horizontal and Vertical

My piece 'Red Scales' is an acrylic swipe with a continuous red, orange and blue gradient with fantastic dark brown/ purple contrasting cells throughout the painting in a beautiful pattern through the center. A technique called "swiping" was used to incorporate the dark contrast throughout the piece forming hundreds of beautiful cell patterns. After the cells had developed I tilted the canvas while it was still wet until the design was perfect.
Red Scales is ready to hang vertically and horizontally, depending on your preference. I constructed a frame with .5 inch spacing encompassing the work with a dark walnut stained frame giving a dark classy mood to this bright artwork.

Leah Brekelmans

$665.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas (pine wood frame).

15x51x2"

Title: Flux

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 15 inches width x 51 inches height x 2 inches depth. 3.85 Kg

Dominant Colors: Blue, White

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish, Special Medium Walnut stained pine frame

Ready to Hang: Horizontal and Vertical

My piece 'Flux' is a complicated and intriguing modern abstract acrylic pour of crisp fast flowing water. A four foot vertical piece to dominate a room in it's beautiful patterns. I used my own hybrid method paired with the acrylic swipe technique. I used fluid painting by continuously dragging the wet paint around creating detailed cells until I was able to form distinct white patterns with darker blue contrasts. If vertical, it is waterfall hitting hidden rocks. Flux can also be used as a horizontal piece and it looks like an incredible rush of water across a current. Lastly I contracted a frame with .5 inch spacing encompassing the work with a special walnut stained frame as a chic neutral color.

Leah Brekelmans

$280.00 CAD

Acrylic on stretched canvas.

24x24"

Title: Jet

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 24 inches width x 24 inches height x 1 inch depth. 1.36 Kg

Dominant Colors: Blue, White

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish, oak stained pine frame

Ready to Hang

My piece 'Jet' is an abstract acrylic pour with 5 shades of blue and bubbling together to create an appealing bubbling water aesthetic. The cells that developed during the painting process are crisp and defined by a stark white contrast. The canvas is broken up by an off centered white dominant design that creates a flow across the canvas.
Jet is an unframed monochromatic squared piece that gives the room a brilliant pop of color.

Leah Brekelmans

$325.00 CAD

Acrylic and Artistic Plaster on stretched canvas (pine wood frame).

23x19x2"

Title: Aerial Rock Series Beach Waves

Canvas: Gallery stretched Cotton Canvas, varnished twice, signed and dated on the back.

Size and Weight: 18.5 inches width x 22.5 inches height x 2 inches depth. 2.7 Kg

Dominant Colors: Blue, Brown

Medium: Acrylic, floetrol, gloss varnish, Special Walnut stained pine frame

Ready to Hang: Vertical

My piece Aerial Rock Series Beach Waves is a a wave birds eye view painting around natural rock formations. I poured the background in blue and purple waves washing up on a beach in the bottom corner. I designed the rocks based on the initial water pour and placed them in with layers of brown colors applied with a pallet knife. The rocks are made up acrylic and plaster to give the overall feel of depth. Finally I very carefully added in dark blue designs around the rocks to incorporate them into the water and added in rushing of white cap waves against the shore and rocks.

Leah Brekelmans