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Ever since the invention of the camera, there are few subjects that attract photographers more than the landscape. Whether photographing from the sky or lying on the grass, photographers continually seek to understand and explore the ground upon which we live and walk. While it seems almost impossible to capture nature in a unique way, Ysabel LeMay defies all odds, creating spectacular images that radiate with color, density and awe.

Quebec born Ysabel LeMay found photography later in life, after a successful career working as a graphic artist for prominent advertising agencies. Seeking greater fulfillment, she turned to painting, and in 2002, left the corporate world to pursue painting fulltime. Eight years later, she turned her attention to photography, garnering significant success in a few short years. Combining her technical expertise with her painterly eye, LeMay creates photographs that challenge our perception of the landscape.

Lemay’s technique is very straightforward, yet extremely time consuming. She photographs flora, birds, tree limbs, flowers, and anything else she finds along her daily walks. Once back in the studio, she assembles all her files into her computer and starts layering images, using hundreds of individual files to construct each final photograph. Balancing color, light and subject, Ysabel LeMay creates pieces that vibrate with an intensity often experienced in dreams. Wonders continues LeMay’s dedication to the land and the endless beauty it evokes.

Quebec born Ysabel LeMay's artistic journey is itself a "Journey into Simplicity". In 1987 she began a thriving career as a graphic artist working for several prominent advertising agencies before opening her own firm in Vancouver. Seeking greater fulfillment, she made a transition into the fine arts studying painting at the Emily Carr University of Art. In 2002 she left the world of corporate advertising behind devoting full-time to her painting. Since then, she has achieved much success with over 40 exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.

In 2010 she turned her full attention to photography. Combining her technical expertise with her deep-seated roots as a painter, LeMay continues her exploration into the power and divinity of nature through a unique process she calls "Photo-Fusion". At first glance, you might think you are looking at a hyper-realistic painting. However, LeMay's innovative technique is a lengthy process during which hundreds of photographs are taken and light and visual properties are attuned. She then assembles one detail at a time in a painterly fashion to form a single composition. In 2011 LeMay was selected the winner of KiptonArt Rising Star program in New York. Since then she exhibited in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and The Netherlands.

Ysabel LeMay is presently living and working in Austin Texas.

All images are available in various sizes from 32 x 32" to 32 x 96" digital chromogenic prints mounted to plexi or pigment prints made in editions of 7 + 3 AP’s and 5 + 3 AP’s. Pieces range in price from $3600 to $18,000, depending on size and availability.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

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Amber, 2011
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Aquanaute, 2013
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Arborvitae, 2011
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Arcadia, 2013
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Archeus, 2015
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Azul, 2011
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Circa 1930, 2013
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City of Angels, 2011
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Cosmea, 2016
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Cosmic Nursery, 2014
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Enchantment, 2011
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Enlighten, 2011
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Eve, 2015
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Felicity, 2011
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Heartbeat, 2013
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Illuminated, 2011
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Illuminated II, 2011
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Inspiration, 2014
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Intemporel, 2012
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Les Naturalistes, 2012
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Life 1, 2014

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Life 2, 2014
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Life 3, 2014

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Light Years Ahead, 2010
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Lush, 2010
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Meet Me There, 2015
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Metamorphose, 2011
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Nebula, 2016
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Necture, 2015
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Nexus, 2015
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Night Life, 2014
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Nuturing Life, 2011
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Ornatus, 2012
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Ousia, 2011
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Passing By, 2011
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Phenomena, 2013
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Prelude, 2014
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Reflection, 2014
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Repose, 2013
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Sanctum, 2011
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Spiritus, 2011
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Stillness, 2012
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The Chief, 2013
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The Eye, 2016

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The Fire Within, 2013
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The Gift, 2014
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The Mentors, 2011
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The Mystics, 2011
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The Poets, 2015
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The Summer Nest, 2011
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The Transmitter, 2011
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Unity, 2011
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Venus, 2013
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Wander, 2014
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Whispers, 2011
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Wonderment, 2010