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Leah Nadeau is an internationally collected abstract artist based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has sold over 50 original paintings to several collectors all over the world.
In addition to painting and selling her one of a kind creations, she mentors other professional artists on various topics including self confidence, social media management, marketing and more.
In 2017 She founded the creative community Empowering Creatives Collective (ECC), a supportive community for artists to fulfill their dreams and squash their fears.
MY ARTWORK and style
Each painting is hand crafted with highly pigmented professional acrylic paint. This paint is so high quality that it will last for centuries. I use only the best materials for my art! My style is heavily influenced by the masters such as Mondrian, Kandinsky, Kline, Rothko and Krasner. I studied art history in college and that's when my love for art became apparent. I've been to countless museums and anytime I'm craving inspiration I go to an art museum. I can always learn from the masters and seeing art in museums truly moves me. I would consider myself to be a contemporary abstract expressionist, because I use my emotions to guide me as I paint. Every brush stroke is a story told on canvas.
My whole life I've always been a storyteller. It wasn't until 2015 that I discovered that I told my best stories with a paintbrush instead of a pen. Since discovering my passion for making art, I can't seem to stop! I'm enchanted by the process of creating- each painting is like solving a complex puzzle that stimulates my need for challenges in life.
I work mostly with acrylic paints and ink. My process is intuitive, which means I make decisions as I paint, rather than sketching and then painting. Because I paint intuitively, it allows me to access my emotions and reflect those emotions into the painting. It makes for a more raw and organic finished product.
A lot of artists don't know why they create, but for me, my purpose is clear. I create because I get a thrill from expressing my inner most emotions on canvas to the world. I want to show the world who I am, and how I feel. Join me on my fearless journey as I tell my stories one painting at a time.
Since my career as an artist took off I’ve never felt more fulfilled. Since I have a degree in media, specifically social media, I am excellent at marketing so I not only manage my own marketing, but help fellow artists market their art as well. In 2017 I began offering creative consultations as well as Instagram guides for artists. I have a lovely balance of painting because creating is my purpose, as well as helping other artists succeed because I’m happiest when I feel fulfilled. Thanks for reading my journey!
Master of Fine Arts, Aberystwyth University 2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of San Francisco 2013