My aesthetics and sensibilities stem from a love of classical art, nature and the sublime. This combined with an interest in the relationship between light and shadow, bright and dark, blur and detail, near and far is what defines my work. Ultimately, I am committed to creating art that exudes light, life and hope in a way that resonates with every viewer. – Leanne Thomas
Guided by a desire to express beauty, my painting starts with capturing images through photography. With these pictures as inspiration, the artwork starts to take a path of its own. I listen to where it creatively takes me as the paint layers gently mold and push the image into what it is to become.
Never quite knowing the end result at the beginning gives my work an edge of constant anticipation. The papery, thin paint layers are attentively built up over weeks and months. An underpainting is worked up and sits beneath the layers of transparent and opaque paint until the desired colour and effect is attained. The process of building sound art only adds more meaning to the finished piece.
2002 – 04 The Charlie Sheard Studio School, Redfern
2005 – Final Year Students Exhibition, Pyrmont
2006 – Group Show, All Hand Made Gallery, Waverley
2007 – Group Show, All Hand Made Gallery, Waverley
2008 – Two Artists (opened by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott) , All Hand Made Gallery, Waverley
2010 – Groups Show, All Hand Made Gallery, Waverley
2011 – Group Show, Iain Dawson Gallery Paddington
2011 – Primavera, Group Show, Iain Dawson Gallery Paddington
2012 – Three Artists, Four Seasons, Mary Place Gallery Paddington
2015 – Solo Show In the cool of the day, Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay
2017 – Solo show at Art2Muse Gallery, Double Bay, Sydney
Private Collections in Sydney, Los Angeles, Auckland and Jerusalem