Having grown up on the edge of Lake Huron, near London Ontario, Deanna Lankin has always found solace in the water. After completing the Studio Practice and Art Specialist Program at Bealart Institute she was naturally drawn to the West Coast of Canada. She has since been living in Tofino, British Columbia, where she has been painting professionally since 2005. Lankin’s style combines the antiquity of classical oil technique with a contemporary palette, focusing on the West Coast landscape and it’s people.
Lankin has exhibited her work in Vancouver and all over Vancouver Island, including two solo exhibitions. Most recently she exhibited her works at the prestigious Relais & Chateau’s The Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino. This past summer of 2016 Lankin had the honour of personally selling a portrait of Sophie Gregoire Trudeau to her husband the Prime Minister of Canada’s Justin Trudeau.
Lankin brings a fresh perspective on portraiture and landscapes with her palette of muted colours, sweeping texture and expansive, etheric use of negative space for which she is becoming widely known. Because of this style, in combination with her ability to capture the West Coast lifestyle, Deanna Lankin is quickly becoming one of British Columbia’s most sought after artists.