"As an artist I try to capture the true nature of creatures that make up the breath-taking world that surrounds us. There is magnificence in all things, but we must stop and take a minute to appreciate it."
Born and raised in North Arkansas in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Leah grew up around wildlife and experienced it daily in a way only most people dream of. When she was young she developed a love for the outdoors and an interest in art while watching her grandmother paint landscapes with oils.
Leah's medium of choice is acrylics and her favorite subjects are animals and landscapes. Her love for nature and wildlife is what adds to the foundation for her vision in her artwork. The most incredible thing about her work is how alive each painting feels when you experience her work in person. No photo can express just how tangible her work truly is.
Leah is also a children's book author. Her book, Dinky The Crooked Little Cow Volume 1, written about her animals on the farm where she lives, is available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Dinky The Crooked Little Cow Volume 2 is in the works and will be published in 2021.
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