Artist Dean McLeod

Biography of
Dean McLeod

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Watch the interview with Dean on his newest piece, The Love Chair

Walk into Dean McLeod’s studio and your reaction to his artwork is likely to be a verbal and visceral “wow”. You are struck at once by the paintings visually deceptive spaces and the rich color of the saturated canvasses. Objects are depicted in a style that could be termed as “contemporary representational”. Handmade frames adorn each painting. Built from a wide variety of materials, the frames are an integral part of the artwork.

Born in Eston, Saskatchewan. McLeod grew up on a wheat farm, where the prairie wind and big sky seared his soul. The rebellious and free thinking culture of his family is evident in his artwork. His father set a life’s course for him with the regular advice, “It doesn’t matter what you do just be happy”. So, he never felt compelled to follow anything other than his heart.


RESIDES: Sherwood Park, AB Canada


Telus: World Games Edmonton 2001, CFR Rodeo 2002, Telus Open 2002 artwork
Fox Sportsnet: Wayne Gretzky jersey retirement Lithograph for LA Kings
Edmonton Eskimos: Warren Moon jersey retirement artwork
Edmonton Oilers: Season ticket holders corporate gift 2001, 2002, 2003
Calgary Flames: Jarome Iginla and Roman Turek artwork
Fleer : Art card sets for MLB, NFL and NBA 2001, 2002, 2003
CART Racing: Official Long Beach Grand Prix Artist
PCL: Artwork of Hibernia, Terra Nova, PCL Heritage, US Projects, Canadian Projects
Esso : Strathcona Plant artwork
CIBC: Art featured in 1200 banks
MasterCard: envelope artwork
CHA: Box set of artwork commemorating gold medal win at Salt Lake

Movie Tryptych - Dean McLeod
The Healing Swing - Dean McLeod
Heart with Wings - Dean McLeod
Spirit Plain - Dean McLeod