Lloyd Major is an increasingly popular Western artist who has achieved his goal to become recognized for his unique original oil paintings of old growth forests, totem poles, birch groves, landscapes and seascapes.
Lloyd was born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. His creative talent was evident throughout his school years in the form of drawings, sketches and cartoons.
He attended art school in Calgary but for most of his life he owned and operated sign shops in Alberta, Quebec and Ontario where he was often asked to create murals for his customers. He was also involved in commercial art and as a cartoonist for local newspapers.
In the early 1990s Lloyd realized that his true desire was to create original oil paintings.
“I have always appreciated the beauty of nature and the wonderful colors and silhouettes of shadows as they contrast over the beautiful western landscape. It has given me great satisfaction to create art which provides long lasting enjoyment to others.”
Lloyd was a resident of Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC for several years before retuning to the prairies and settling in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Each location has added a new dimension to his work. The beauty of the west coast was a great inspiration but he now specializes in Western and old west themes, the West Coast old growth forests, totem poles, First Nations, landscapes and animals.
As he creates only original oil paintings it is often difficult to keep up with the demand for Lloyd’s work. Many of his paintings are now in Germany, England, Ireland and the United States as well as right across Canada. Lloyd enjoys creating paintings on commission and is happy to discuss your vision for a Lloyd Major original oil.
Lloyd is a highly sought-after teacher with very limited classes. Many of his students are now professional painters with their own unique styles and exceptional skills taught, coached and mentored by Lloyd. Demand is high – if you wish to take oil painting lessons with Lloyd you may need to wait for an opening!
Lloyd’s working studio is located at the new Major & Maxwell Studio and Gallery at 103 Main Street N, Moose Jaw, SK.