DOB: ___-__-1953
Born: Manila, Philippines

About Artist:
Leilani loves monotypes because of their painterly qualities and spontaneity. She had developed her own uniuqe style by combining painting and printmaking. A montype is a unique print. It is an original print designed and printed by the artist. It is a painting on a smooth surface that is transferred to a sheet of paper by burnishing or printing in an press. Further impressions can be taken but the whole or some of the areas has to be repainted before each printing. Each image produced is unique. The themes of her works are mostly still lives, gardens and flowers. She likes to capture the beauty and colours that surround her. Leilani's paintings and monotypes are vibrantly colourful. Leilani has traveled through Asia, Europe, Mexico, North America, Central America and Saudia Arabia. She currently lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband, Christopher.

Shows & Exhibitions:

  • Robson Square, Vancouver, B.C.
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California, Women's Centre
  • Panache Gallery, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Gallery 113, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Atkins Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
  • February 1985 Royal York Gallery, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario


  • Private Collections in Canada, US, Switzerland, Spain, Saudia Arabia, Japan, Philippines


  • Santa Barbara Art Association
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Norton Simon Museum
  • Getty Museum

Leilani grew up in a family of artists. Her parents, Jose and Leila Trinidad, who are prominent artists in Vancouver, Canada, inspred her to start painting. Her sister, Jae Dougall is also a prominent Vancouver artist. At 25 years of age, she began her formal art studies at the Academy of Art College, San Francisco. She continued her studies at the Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Santa Barbara City College, and UC Santa Barbara. She paints in oils, watercolours , acrylics, mixed media, creates/designs unique artist books and at the present time, she mainly paints/prints monotypes.