About The Artist
Leanne has specialised in portraiture since the early 2000's over which time she has developed a fresh and dynamic approach to capturing the likeness and character of the sitter.
Since successfully completing her first degree in fine art at Northumbria University in the North-East, Leanne has been commissioned to paint many faces, some of which appear regularly in the public arena. She gained a place in the semi-finals of the ITV show ‘A Brush With Fame’ in which she painted a whole host of celebrities including Tanni Grey-Thompson and Paul Nicholas. She was also asked to capture on canvas the faces of Cheryl Tweedy and Ashley Cole for a wedding gift. She has reached the heats twice on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year (2018 and 2022), both times she was chosen by the celebrity and she also reached top 3 in her heat.
After starting a family of her own, Leanne has plunged herself headlong into the all-consuming, compelling and exceptionally lively world of parenthood. This testing environment has served as an inspiration for her work and has driven her to further develop and enhance her style. The artist’s portraits reflect the colourful character and beaming energy that emanate from each of her subjects. The work is large scale, simple, vibrant and fresh.
Leanne has the great fortune of living in the North-East of England where the three storey Victorian family home incorporates a very spacious and airy, yet private studio where a relaxed atmosphere prevails.