Born in Coventry, I studied for my Masters degree on a scholarship at The University of California in Los Angeles in my early twenties. I used my time in America to really develop my sketching skills, often drawing the places of interest surrounding me in L.A. such as Santa Monica Pier. I drew inspiration from regular visits to The Getty Center and enjoyed experimenting with effects used by other artists in their works displayed there.
I now live in Warwickshire with my family where I create my paintings using oil paints and watercolours in my bright studio, selling my original works and limited edition prints online through my social media channels.
A large part of my passion for painting comes from an enjoyment of connecting with others through my art. My striking skyscapes are made alla prima with oil paints and use brush strokes to add dimension and feeling to produce vibrant, emotion provoking pieces of art. I have a real love of wildlife and nature and a true passion for painting. The majority of my work involves capturing the things that bring me pleasure on canvas or paper. I paint with the hope of evoking feelings of joy or other emotions to anyone viewing my pieces.
I’m looking forward to taking part in Warwickshire Open Studios ‘Summer Arts Week’ 2022 following on from the wonderful event we had this year. I hope to be exhibiting at the 2022 Leamington Art In The Park festival. I’m an active member of ‘Kenilworth Artists’ and a member of ‘Coventry & Warwickshire Society of Artists’. For more information on my upcoming events please follow me on my social media channels (link at the bottom of this page).
Solo Exhibition – 1st to 26th February 2022
This exciting collection of 40 of my works can be viewed throughout February 2022 at Arts Trail Gallery, Royal Priors Shopping Centre, Royal Leamington Spa. It begins on February 1st, ending on February 26th. The exhibition is open from 11am until 530pm Monday to Saturday each week.
Oil on Canvas
Mixed Media Works
Wildlife & Nature Watercolours
Life Drawing Watercolours
Kenilworth Landmark Series
Purchasing My Art
All of my above works are available to purchase as limited edition signed fine art giclee prints. The original paintings (where still available) are also for sale. Please contact me using the form below for more information and I’ll get back to you. Prints take up to 2 weeks to request from the print studio and I can discuss prices with you. Fine art giclee prints of my works are printed on museum quality archival paper and come with a certificate of authenticity. Prints onto canvas are made using only the highest quality materials.
All images are Copyright Leanne Simmons.