photo of Lee McIntyre, Vancouver Inner Landscape ArtistCanadian contemporary artist, Lee McIntyre, holds a Certificate in Fine Art from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology.   Through the extensive use of texture, Lee's distinctive style of sculptural painting explores the interior landscapes of human experience and invokes a powerful sense of inner transformation.   From sacred geometry to meditation labyrinths to feminine wisdom, Lee's choice of metaphysical subject matter celebrates the potential within everyone for self-evolution, healing and growth.

"My work is inspired by questions of meaning, purpose, passion and joy.   I'm fascinated with how we make sense of and evolve through this experience called "life".   Whether the concepts come from the spiritual disciplines or from mathematics or science I am moved to express the eloquence of those ideas in artistic form.   I love to get messy when I work and really enjoy the physicality of working with texture and building three-dimensionality into my artworks.   There's something about how the paint and the texture interact that reminds me of the duality of our nature; the energy of the spirit trickling into the cracks and crevices of our physical being.   Ultimately for me, creating art is like being in this amazing living laboratory ...colours and ideas, equations and textures, beliefs and shapes all bubbling together until they somehow order themselves into a painting and also into new ways of understanding and experiencing life."

Lee currently lives and paints in Vancouver.   Her work can be found in private collections in North America and Europe.