Born in Prince George British Columbia, Leif Ostlund has been painting for more than three decades. His mother and his uncle, both accomplished artists provided him with a rich informal training.
He went on to attend the Ontario College of Art in Toronto where he graduated with honours and two scholarships. Vigorous brush work and a luminous palette give his paintings a striking appearance. Ostlund has earned an international following and his works hang in private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States and Europe.