"Each of my paintings is a sacred space, a subtle reminder on the wall, of the sense of renewal, peace, and strength that I receive from being out in nature.
For me painting is an endlessly captivating, detailed investigation into the heart and mystery of light and nature, offering insights into our veiled inner landscape.
Take a moment and breathe in some natural beauty, allow yourself to expand your energy to occupy a new vast space, out there and inside at the same time.
What comes up? What is there? Who is there?
Being in the presence of nature allows your soul to unlock its heart, expanding beyond the habitual thoughts about reality, beyond the busyness of living.
Human qualities and experiences are reflected in the themes nature presents us; a sense of personal power, journeying, transforming perceptions, the light of our awareness, wholeness, unity and balance, even in the face of challenge or turmoil.
Our inner beauty simply recognizes itself in the beauty of nature."
Originally from Ottawa, Alisha Reilly-Roe fell in love with skiing in the mountains and moved out west after four years of fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal. Grateful to have lived in some of the most beautiful mountain towns, including Whistler, Squamish, Jasper, Tete Jaune, Revelstoke, she is enjoying the east again, in the hills of the Gatineau Park in Chelsea, Quebec. Since 2016 she has been learning and practicing the art of permanent make up micropigmentation (tatooing) at Nectar Permanent Makeup.
Canterbury High School
Visual Arts Program
Major in Painting and Drawing
|Sept. 24-25 & Oct. 1-2, 2016||Participating in this fall's Chelsea/Wakefield studio tour|
|2015 to present||Open Studio at La Fab, Chelsea, PQ|
|2015||Rockliffe Home and Art Show, Ottawa, ON|
|2014||Handmade Parade, Revelstoke, BC|
|2013||Christmas Artisan Fair, Canmore, AB|
|2013||Calgary Art Market, Calgary AB|
|2010||SOFIA IS BORN!!!|
|2007 to present||Mountain Galleries, Fairmont Hotels, Jasper & Banff, AB and Whistler BC|
|2005 to 2010||Brushfire Gallery, Jasper, AB|
|2007, '08, & '09||Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, ON|
|Summers 2005 to '10||Brushfire Gallery, Jasper, AB|
|2004 & '05||Art in the Park, Ottawa, ON|
|2004||Group Art Show, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC|
|2002 & '03||The Artful Garden, Bracebridge, Muskokas, ON|
|2002 & '03||Art Beside the Park, Chelsea, PQ|
|2002||Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, New York, NY|
|2002||Art in the Park, Rockliffe, Ottawa, ON|
|2001 & '02||Bear River Gallery, Bear River, NS|
|2001||Chelsea/Wakefield Studio Tour, PQ|
|1997||Earthday Art Auction, Whistler, B.C.|
|1997 & '98||Artrageous, Whistler, B.C.|
|1997||Green Door Gallery, Ottawa, ON|
|1996 to '98||Adele-Campbell Gallery, Whistler, BC|
|1995||Solo Show, Market Station Gallery, Ottawa, ON|
|1995||Solo Show, Memories Gallery, Ottawa, ON|
|1995||Group Show, Gallery 375, Montreal, PQ|