Rick Leong is a Canadian artist based in Victoria, BC. Leong’s painted landscapes are rooted in a bilingual vocabulary and style. Drawn from observation and influenced by classical Chinese paintings, imagery and symbols, his large-scale works incorporate a holistic view of the Canadian landscape and the artist's relationship to it. Leong’s pursuit and documentation of nature abides by the terms of traditional landscape painting; thus, he succeeds in disseminating an ongoing relational narrative. Paying attention to changes in botany—such as temporal and meteorological conditions—the artist reimagines the natural world. Painting no longer entails that the artist work solely from memory. What is not remembered accurately is invented, forming a synthesis of inspiration, observation, memory, and imagination. Delicate and unique pieces by the artist can be found in each guestroom.
Leong's work has been shown in many Canadian and international spaces, including at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montreal), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), and the Richmond Art Gallery (Richmond).