Leasa Robson grew up on southern Vancouver Island surrounded by
the natural beauty of the vast Pacific Ocean, bordered by the Coastal
Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula.
The driving force to become a sculptor was inspired by being a
third-generation artist, her surrounding environment and the inner
desire to be deeply connected to nature.
Leasa’s education in sculpting began nearly 20 years ago.
In 1988 she studied with professional sculptor Peggy Walton Packard
from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. In 1989 she ventured south
to Los Angeles to receive instruction from professional figurative
sculptor Lewis Goldstein. Two years later Leasa traveled across
the Atlantic to train with professional figurative sculptor Martine
Vaugel of New York at her studio in France.
A long-term fascination with the mysterious and dynamic art of
the First Nations people on the West Coast of Canada inspired Leasa
to transform clay into a young masculine native figure. These fine
art pieces are cast in fine-quality, hand-tinted porcelain. Each
figure features hand-sculpted and painted facial features, glass
eyes and natural hair.
Over the last several years Leasa has worked closely with a number
of wonderfully talented Canadian West Coast First Nations artists
to collectively capture in detail some of the most exquisite historical
and contemporary regalia. The result have produced art pieces costumed
in authentic dress representative of the Canadian West Coast First