Thank you for stopping by my gallery. My stories on canvas will take you on an adventure, one painting at a time.
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I was born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, I’ve traveled to countless states and many countries and I love transcribing my life experiences on canvas for others to enjoy. My original artwork will energize your home, and give you daily inspiration.
I'm a self produced artist, which means I handle all of my own social media, digital marketing, and finances for my small business. On top of running a full time art business, I also work for a start up in Silicon Valley, remotely, 25 hours a week. I'm a hard worker with a great work ethic and succeeding is the only option.
In addition to painting and selling my one of a kind colorful creations, I teach fellow artists how to successfully market themselves on social media, allowing them to live a happy creative life.
In 2017 I co-founded the creative community Empowering Creatives Collective (ECC) with two artists friends, a supportive community for artists to fulfill their dreams and squash their fears. All creatives are welcome to join us!
In the Fall of 2018 I will be releasing my first children's book "Leah Sees The World" co written with Greg Wachs. It's all about finding the beauty in the ordinary.
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 because my goal is for my artwork style to become famous. I want to be in museums someday!
My style is heavily influenced by the painting 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, oil pastel and ink. My process is a mix of intuitive brushstrokes with sketches overlaying. 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 - my stories will take you on adventure one painting at a time.
Master of Arts, Aberystwyth University 2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of San Francisco 2013