Lyse Deselliers was born in Quebec City and obtained her DVM from the University of Montreal in 1989. While pursuing her career as a veterinarian in Ottawa and then in Calgary, she continued to develop her artistic skills as a painter, taking night classes at the Alberta College of Art and studying under Karen Swearengen’s guidance. Her body of work mainly consists of Acrylic landscape and cityscape paintings along with public art murals. Deselliers has shown her work in Calgary, Okotoks, Canmore and Waterton National Park, Alberta and Penticton, BC. She has been involved in numerous fundraising events where the sale of her artwork benefited various organizations such as Amnesty International and World Wildlife Fund. Deselliers has been a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists since 2007 and in 2017 won the FCA People Choice Award as well as second price for her painting “Time stamped and sealed”. She has paintings now residing in collections throughout North America and London, UK. Currently, she is focusing on creating larger pieces in an attempt to better capture the monumental beauty of the Okanagan, using aerial photographs of the area surrounding her hometown of Penticton. She’s also giving workshops on painting with a focus on creativity and the involvement of the different areas of the brain in the creation of an artwork.