Lainey was born in Colorado and raised in the Ottawa Valley. Growing up in a family of artists and musicians, her path as an artist came as no surprise. 

At age 17, Lainey traveled to British Columbia, making her home and raising a family in the idyllic mountain town of Nelson.  Lainey then completed her education in Environmental Planning, but her passion for creating lovely images through various media continued to thrive. So when Lainey finally discovered acrylic painting, a new love was born. 

Lainey now paints full time. Through her love of travel and the great outdoors, Lainey finds endless inspiration for her work. She is continually delighted with and astonished by the beauty of the world, which is reflected in her paintings.

Lainey is inspired by historical Canadian artists such as Emily Carr, Clarence Gagnon, John Kasyn, Ted Harrison, The Beaver Hall Group, Tom Thomson and The Group of Seven. She has also had the privilege of studying with and been inspired by a variety of contemporary artists. 

These days, Lainey divides her time between the BC Kootenays and the Ottawa Valley, surrounding herself with both natural beauty and elegant, small town charm. She seeks to capture the character of these attractions with her vibrant, uplifting style. 

Lainey is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, and of the West Kootenay Chapter of the FCA.


  • Federation of Canadian Artists: Supporting Membership


  • Studio 87, Perth, Ontario  2018-present

  • Black Pearl Gallery, Westport Ontario 2018-present

  • Touchstones Gallery, Nelson BC 2009-present

  • Berg Lehmann, Nelson BC  2012-present

  • Studio 387, Nelson BC 2013, 2016-present

  • Railtown Coffee, Nelson BC 2016- present

  • Kootenay Gallery, Castlegar, BC 2013-present

  • Your Art’s Desire, Kaslo BC 2009-2016

  • Langham Gallery Kaslo Artwalk, Kaslo BC 2013

  • Gray’s Inn and Gallery, Morro Bay CA 2014-present

  • Village Art Gallery, Fullerton CA 2016

  • The Grind, Rossland BC 2013, 2014, 2015

  • Investors Group, Nelson BC 2013-2017

Instruction & Workshops:

  • Nelson Fine Arts Center 2002-2004

  • Deb Thompson Wkshp 2003

  • Mike Svob Wkshp Whiterock BC 2010

  • Andrew McDermott Vancouver BC 2012

  • FCA Whistler Wkshp  2013

  • Liz Wiltzen Wkshp hCanmore Alta 2014

  • Liz Wiltzen Wksp Nelson BC 2015

  • Ron Stock Wkshp Nelson BC 2015

  • Dominik Modlinski Wkshp Tarry’s BC 2018    

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