Hi, I’m Leah. I’ve had an obsession with finding perfect colour combinations since I was a kid, when I refused to wear red and black together, insisting instead on peaches and pastels.
I am a multi-disciplined artist working from my studio in Byron Bay, Australia. My style is bold, colourful, energetic and optimistic. Drawing inspiration from nature, I interpret my surroundings through pattern and colour.
My process often begins with taking photos of flowers and plants from my local area or while travelling. The emotion evoked inspires the colour palette of my torn paper collages. I then combine these two elements which inform my large scale paintings.
Colour is a language and I want to evoke an emotional reaction with my viewer through my choice of palettes. Some days, I paint soft, earthy, subtle colours that inspire calm while other days I’m drawn to bold pops of bright colour.
My purpose is to share the same joy I feel when painting with my collectors and clients. My art resides on the walls of homes and venues all around the world, and I’ve featured in leading interior publications including Elle Decoration and The Design Files. After successful collaborations with Australian brands Gorman, Sportscraft, Milligram, Hallmark Cards and Basil Bangs, my signature style has been widely recognised. I have worked on dozens of large scale mural projects, been an exhibiting artist in Australia since 2004 and am part of the Greenhouse Interiors’ artist team.
My mural work has been particularly popular in the health care sector, with clients drawn to the fact my work can encourage optimism and joy during challenging times.
One of my recent commissions involved designing a scheme for the new multi-million dollar Sheffield Children's hospital UK, commissioned by Artfelt. The project covered more than 100 square metres of murals, door designs, framed artworks, ceiling light box designs, transparent sliding door designs and wallpaper.
I have a proven track record of delivering ahead of deadlines, effectively communicating and collaborating with the artwork's commissioner, creating designs to precise specifications for murals and I have painted on a range of surfaces using trouble-shooting methods.You can see more of my commissioned work here or to understand how to book your own project, please read more here