Leif Ellefson | Regina, SK
Growing up in Regina, we had a family business which I started working in as early as 10 years old.
My art has always been a part of me. I drew a lot as a child and was sculpting by Grade 4. After high school I did take some art classes in university, but after a couple of years I went to baking school. I was already a skilled cake decorator by this time from working in the bakery, so I took a chocolatier course, and a rolled fondant course for wedding cakes.
During all this I continued to do oil paintings. Many aspects of drawing, painting, sculpting, and food preparation compliment each other. I picked up wood carving around 6 years ago and found this was another medium I enjoyed working with – even more than cakes and oils. My preference is carving faces, and I continue to expand my skill set with relief carving and pyrography.