Original oil painting of urban landscape with city by artist Leanne M Christie
Templeton and Franklin. 48" x 60" (121.92 cm x 152.4 cm) AVAILABLE: ART RENTAL AND SALES OPERATED BY THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
North Vancouver from Kitsilano oil painting Canadian Artist Leanne M Chrisite
Going Forward. 48" x 60"(121.92cm x 152.4cm) $7,800 AVAILABLE: ART RENTAL AND SALES OPERATED BY THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Leanne M Christie urban oil painting with construction crane and high rises
Over the Bridge. 60" x 72" (152.4 cm x 182.88 cm ) $11,200 PRIVATE COLLECITON
50 Electronic Ave painting of the construction in Port moody, beginning
50 Electronic Ave. 48" x 60" (121.92cm x 152.4cm). $8,200 AVAILABLE: ARTISTS STUDIO
Leanne M Christie painting of Downtown Vancouver from Burnaby Heights
Late Morning Burnaby Heights. 60" x 60" (152.4 cm x 152.4cm) AVAILABLE: ART RENTAL AND SALES OPERATED BY THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Oil painting of the Delta Ports by oil painter leanne m christie
Delta Port. 44" x 60" (111.76 cm x 152.4 cm) $7,800 AVAILABLE: ARTIST STUDIO
Leanne M Christie painting of busy Urban street with buildings and mountain
Cambie Street North. 60" x 72" (152.40 cm x 182.88cm) AVAILABLE: ART RENTAL AND SALES OPERATED BY THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Urban oil painting of Vancouver Viaducts
Course Correction. 48" x 132" (121.92cm x 335.28cm) AVAILABLE: ART RENTAL AND SALES OPERATED BY THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Christie original urban oil painting in alley
A Landscape Compressed in Time. 60" x 60" (152.40 cm x 152.40 cm) AVAILABLE: ART RENTAL AND SALES OPERATED BY THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY

“Rezoned” body of works

The Rezoned Collection platforms off the Rezoning Application signage installed to communicate to the community that a geographical area of the city is going to experience a fundamental shift in its character, identity, and usage that will impact the understanding of how the local citizens will interact and understand themselves.

Leanne M Chrisite initially started exploring this story by investigating the areas that were proposed for rezoning and has expanded the narrative to use the rezoning signage as a motif to tell a cultural, political, and societal story.

The Rezoned Collection’s lineage is Christie’s narrative paintings; characterized by their use of the elements of oil painting as the vehicles to communicate the story.

Rezoned Collection of oil paintings with the Coquiltam Centre as the subject
Coquitlam Centre. 60" x 72" (152.4 cm x 182.88 cm) $11,200 AVAILABLE: ARTIST'S STUDIO

An original oil painting composed of fragments of canvas that are hand-sewn to create the large-format painting.

This piece shares the story of the Coquitlam shopping center during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many established stores closed mid-way through 2020 while other, large established stores, struggled to pay their rents. The seating and play areas in the center were closed to the public, fundamentally changing the identity of the space which had been a gathering for the community since 1979. You will notice that the suggested figures in the painting are wearing facemasks.

The assembled canvas pieces reflect the insecurity that many had that goods would be available as the pandemic progressed.

Christie struggled to source sufficient materials to execute her work with the various closures of art stores and warehouses struggling with COVID-19 outbreaks.

Cadmium yellow, which Christie has used heavily since the pandemic started has proven to be a challenging colour to obtain.

Large oil painting composed of multiple images from the Covid -19 pandemic.
Two Hundred and Seventy One. 60" x 72" (152.4 cm x 182.88 cm) $11,200 AVAILABLE: ARTIST'S STUDIO

Two Hundred and Seventy One tells a small story from the Covid-19 pandemic in British Columbia. The Vancouver Convention Centre, a tourist attraction, has traditionally been the location of important community gatherings for significant occasions, a portal for the sharing of ideas, and a space to celebrate community arts.

A large painting from the 'Rezoned" Collection oil paintings. This painting has woven imagery of Hastings street at Main street and the Rezoning application sign.
Rezone Hastings. 60" x 72" (152.4 cm x 182.88 cm) $11,200 AVAILABLE: ART RENTAL AND SALES OPERATED BY THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY

Hasting and Main street is considered the heart of Vancouver’s DTES. The corners are always well-populated with people selling various paraphernalia including cigarettes and drugs. It is also a gathering space for people who do not have access to other areas of the city.

For people not familiar with the DTES, the area can seem alienating and frightening but for the residents of the area, this corner also carries a sense of community and provides access to services that they need.

With the pressure on housing values in Vancouver, the land in this area has become valuable due to its proximity to the downtown area. With this increase in value, many owners are selling their buildings and with the sale, businesses that serve the community are displaced and trendier stores replace them.

The erosion of safe spaces for the community in China Town and the DTES is tangible.

An oil painting of the Hendrix shrine building on Main street Vancouver.
Ode to Hendrix. 60" x 72" (152.4 cm x 182.88 cm) $11,200 AVAILABLE: ARTIST'S STUDIO

728 – 796 Main street has been approved for development into a mixed-use building heralding the final days of the pre-1925 building that houses the Brick House Bistro and the Jimi Hendrix shrine.
The development is a project of Bonnis Properties and Studio One Architecture.

Archive

large oil painting by urban painter: Leanne M Christie. The painting is an aerial view of downtown Vancouver as seen from the roof of the Sun Wah Building on Keefer street. The painting has imagined colours with a yellow sky and an abstractly described city in warm tones.
Wanderer abover the Sea of Fog. 60" x 72" (152.4 cm x 182.88 cm) PRIVATE COLLECTION
Landscape oil painting Fraser river and Cherry Blossoms New Westminster
After the storm. 48" x 60" (121.92cm x 152.4cm) PRIVATE COLLECTION
Leanne M Christie painting of urban landscape with Burrard inlet and Stanley park
Changing Tides. 66" x 90" (167.64 cm x 228.6 cm) PRIVATE COLLECTION
Urban oil painting of Cherry blossom trees, Vancouver
Change Happened so Quickly. 48" x 60" (121.92 cm x 152.4 cm) PRIVATE COLLECTION
Large oil painting of Cherry Blossoms on an urban street
Distillation 64" x 72" (162.56 cm x 182.88 cm) PRIVATE COLLECTION
Leanne M Christie oil painting under viaduct
The Plaza. 60" x 60" (152.4 cm x 152.4 cm) PRIVATE COLLECTION
Leanne M Christie large painting of Highway
Free Flow. 60" x 72" (152.4 cm x 182.88 cm) PRIVATE COLLECTION
Leanne M Christie first painting of the Vancouver Viaducts
Complexity. 84" x 60" (213.36 cm x 152.40 cm) PRIVATE COLLECTION
landscape painting of urban viewed from a height by painter leanne christie
Across Port Moody. 72" x 60" (182.88 cm x PRIVATE COLLECTION
Streetscape painting of Main street, Vancouver at the viaducts
You are now entering the historic. 60" x72" (152.4 cm x 182.88 cm) PRIVATE COLLECTION
Urban landscape painting of street at Burnaby Lake/ Sperling sky train station
The Overpass. 60" x72" (152.4 cm x 182.88 cm) PRIVATE COLLECTION
Urban landscape painting of street at Burnaby Lake/ Sperling sky train station
The Overpass. 60" x72" (152.4 cm x 182.88 cm) PRIVATE COLLECTION