Leanne Christie

 

Leanne Christie

 

  is an embellished oil painter from  Warwickshire, now living in Devon.

Her paintings of wild flower meadows and English country gardens are unmistakably vibrant and dazzling. Once seen, never forgotten. Professionally painting for over twenty years, art and design has always been an important part of Leanne's family life. Some of her earliest memories are of watching her mum sketching and painting in her art studio. She grew up surrounded by paint, brushes, the smell of turps and canvases, which formed an interest in art from an early age.

 

'Painting has always been an integral part of my life. My mum is an amazing artist and would actually make a good forger. I grew up surrounded by all her art stuff. 

I was twelve when she guided me through my first oil painting. The same technique she taught me I still use in my skies and backgrounds . I love to design, create, experiment and I’m passionate about colours especially vibrant transparent colours and anything that shimmers.

My head is full of a million paintings and any chance I get to transfer that on to canvas is heaven… time simply disappears and I find it therapeutic. Especially if I’m dealing with some issue, painting gets it all out of my system and all that energy whether negative or not gets put on canvas. It’s never wasted. In fact I’ve produced my best pieces when I’m dealing with rubbish in my life.’                                                      

  All of Leanne's paintings are predominately oil, embellished with glitter, jewels and metal leaf. These unique paintings, regardless of whether they are flowerscapes, seascapes, waterscapes or moorlands, are textured with an almost three dimensional feel. Depending on the time of day or year, the light plays a magical part in making the paintings come to life.

Using high quality oil paint and other mediums, Leanne captures an ethereal landscape with glistening flower. Just as an English country garden changes through the seasons and moves towards the sun, magically the paintings seem to mimic nature. As an observer, you can feel and see the change in the painting as the sun sets and the light changes. You can't help but be drawn into the painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                  Leanne Christie