Contact:

Lillian Loponen

email: loponenarts@yahoo.ca
phone: (867)

Lillian Loponen lives in the Yukon since 1979 and is a mother of three sons. Born of Finnish Canadian parents, she was raised in the logging town of Longlac, Ontario. Her Finnish background connects her closely to the land and a love of the natural world. Her degree in the humanities lends sensitivity to her environment.

In 1985, her art career was highlighted by a watercolour chosen for the Diamond Jubilee Collection, one of 60 Canadian watercolours accepted into the Royal Collection of Drawing and Watercolours, Windsor Castle, UK;

2000, she had a work chosen for an exhibition in Toronto, which chronicled the history of watercolours in Canada 1925-2000;

2004, a 24-minute animation film with Two Winters Productions, Edmonton featured Loponen images as paint backgrounds. Major large scale works grace the Yukon Government Permanent Art Collection, Beringia Interpretive Centre, City of Whitehorse, Canada Games Centre and the new Whitehorse Public Safety building.

2016, Loponen was flown to Vancouver to be introduced to the Royal couple and the Prime Minister on their tour to Immigrant Service Society of BC, and talk about a watercolour commissioned and gifted to Immigrant Service Society of BC.

Lillian Loponen

Lillian Loponen lives in the Yukon since 1979 and is a mother of three sons. Born of Finnish Canadian parents, she was raised in the logging town of Longlac, Ontario. Her Finnish background connects her closely to the land and a love of the natural world. Her degree in the humanities lends sensitivity to her environment.

In 1985, her art career was highlighted by a watercolour chosen for the Diamond Jubilee Collection, one of 60 Canadian watercolours accepted into the Royal Collection of Drawing and Watercolours, Windsor Castle, UK;

2000, she had a work chosen for an exhibition in Toronto, which chronicled the history of watercolours in Canada 1925-2000;

2004, a 24-minute animation film with Two Winters Productions, Edmonton featured Loponen images as paint backgrounds. Major large scale works grace the Yukon Government Permanent Art Collection, Beringia Interpretive Centre, City of Whitehorse, Canada Games Centre and the new Whitehorse Public Safety building.

2016, Loponen was flown to Vancouver to be introduced to the Royal couple and the Prime Minister on their tour to Immigrant Service Society of BC, and talk about a watercolour commissioned and gifted to Immigrant Service Society of BC.

Contact:

Lillian Loponen

email: loponenarts@yahoo.ca
phone: (867)