Leah Michelle

Artist Statement

Leah’s vibrant multi-layered acrylic paintings are created with the idea of capturing the beauty that is always around us. Her primary focus is creating beautiful works of art that make viewers smile and live in the moment. Her use of compositional constraint combined with loose, distinct brushstrokes purposefully provides the viewer with a way to relate directly with the organised painted surface. It also depicts the essence of how colour can be beautiful in itself regardless of the subject matter. Whilst her subject matters change throughout every series, Leah continues to challenge the formal idea of painting by creating new works that investigate this connection and, indeed, disconnection to composition, colours and our emotions. 


After obtaining her Masters in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art six year ago, Leah began to exhibit and sell her work internationally.  Since then she has been commissioned to paint abstract murals, London cityscapes, gardens 'en-plein-air' and pet portraits. Her work can be found around the world, including private collections in New York City, Hong Kong, London, Brighton, Italy, Mauritius, Bahamas, Colorado and Texas. Her work also hangs in corporate collections including in the iconic Lloyds of London building and Canaletto Towers in central London, Ebby Halliday headquarters in Dallas, Texas and educational institutions in Roanoke, Virginia.


New Artist Fair London Fri, 09/09/2016 to Sun, 09/11/2016