|About the Artist
Leanna is a multidisciplinary illustrator of dark, visionary and surreal art based in Hamilton, Ontario.
Open for private commissions and commercial contracts. Some works are also available to be licensed.
Dwelling somewhere between watery woodlands and aging towers of blackened rust, the Hamilton artist delves into her psyche to paint surreal visions where reality bleeds into dreams and nightmares, transporting the viewer to hauntingly apocalyptic landscapes, the cosmos, twisted lifeforms, and figures of pensive beauty. Weaving shadow and light with ink, brush and stylus, Leanna describes layers of reality experienced in whispers of the unconscious. Inspired by observations in nature, meditative states with introspective visuals and her own naturally vivid dream recalls, in many of her works she practices abstract freehand drawing, allowing the imagery to evolve organically; while others render more specifically, delivering the dreams or emotional states to physical form as an act of catharsis. Professionally taught with a BA in Illustration, Leanna has worked as a freelance artist for over a decade, taking on a wide variety of commercial and private fantasy commissioned artworks, including recent ventures into metal album art. Each piece is hand crafted from scratch as an artist who values authenticity.
2020 - Galactic Gifts Oakville
2018 - Solo Exhibition, Bathed In Shadows, Auburn Gallery of Fine Art
2015 - Annual Autumn Studio Show
2015 - Group Exhibition at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
2015 - Group Exhibition, Art in the Village, Palermo Village Retirement
2015 - Group Exhibition at Nuvango Gallery
2015 - Collaborative Exhibition, Sylvan Dreams, Auburn Gallery of Fine Art
2014 - Group Exhibition in The Art Order booth at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live
2013 - Group Exhibition, Cogeco Stars Among Us, Oakville Conference Centre
2013 - Group Exhibition, Sheridan Illustration Grad Show, 99 Sudbury St.
Winner of Art Battle National Championship 2015
Finalist at Art Battle Panamania International Championship 2015
Winner of multiple Art Battle speed painting events from 2015-2018
Photography by Scott Lennon