About Me

Marla Lesage creates whimsical ink line and watercolour with bold colours and a limited palette. In addition to painting people, she enjoys plein air painting around town and creating military themed art. She also has a special interest in children’s literature particularly writing and illustrating picture books.  Marla is a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators and CARFAC Maritimes (Canadian Artists’ Representation).

Although mostly self-taught, she has studied under Katie Fitzrandolph, Illustrator Mark Mitchell, and online at the School of Visual Storytelling. She has participated in the Fredericton Arts Alliance’s Artists in Schools and Artists in Residence programs.

Her art  can be found in private collections in Canada, USA, and Australia. She has art for sale at  Isaac’s Way in Fredericton, NB.


A Song for Dedi  in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada. (2014)


Cover Art for Skipping Stones literary magazine 2015 Spring Issue

skipping stones cover

Please feel free to contact me via email: MarlaLesage at yahoo dot com or via the form below.