Shelley Leach

Oil and acrylic painter

Photo of Renewed Shine painting by Shelley Leach

About Shelley

 I aim to capture elements of nature, peace, and resilience through my artwork.”

Shelley has practiced in the fine arts professionally since 2005. Her training and experience in the arts have spanned over 40 years. She was raised in a military family living both domestically and abroad. Shelley has lived most of her years living in rural areas of eastern Ontario that lend themselves to her artistic vision.

Shelley’s art medium is oil and acrylic painting; her genre is landscape and wilderness. Her style is described as realism and impressionism. She is a second-generation professional artist and the daughter of artist Mary Louise Leach. Shelley worked from her home-based studio in Kars, Ontario for 10 years. Since 2018 she has resided in Lanark County, Ontario in the town of Smiths Falls. After a 7 year hiatus in her art career, she has now returned with a new sense of direction and focus. In 2023 she opened her art studio to the public in Smiths Falls. Shelley has original artwork in permanent collections with the Canadian War Museum, and City of Ottawa fine arts collection as well as numerous corporate and private collections.

Contact information



Studio: 10 Maple Avenue, Smith Falls, ON