I am a born and raise Calgarian who a found a passion for art and photography in high school. I started out working with pencil crayons, pencil drawings and I completed my first painting in Grade 12. My passion for painting was rediscovered after I lost my dad to cancer in 2007. Over the last 5 years I have committed to becoming a more proficient artist and photographer. I am mainly self-taught but I have worked under the mentorship of a few professional oil landscape artists from 2013 to the present. My painting journey started with experimenting with acrylic paints and taking several landscape and portrait painting workshops. I then fell in love with oil painting and I use that primarily in my work. My current creative process is to start with an acrylic underpainting and then to finish using oils.
Painting and photography brings me such joy. I love the whole creative process, starting from finding my inspiration through photography, drawing it onto canvas and then making it come to life through layers of paint. I am inspired by Mother Nature every day, whether it be intriguing cloud patterns, colourful skylines, tropical beaches, striking trees and captivating mountains. I like to try to capture an interesting composition with my photography and then bring it to life by making it into a painting using bright and rich colours. A lot of my inspiration comes from my travels and my own Alberta prairie backyard. You can find my art and photography work at www.lancetteburton.com.