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