Artist Bio: Leanne Newell

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Artist Bio - Leanne Newell

I have been painting since 2016 under the tutelage of artist Lisa Nolan, and also more recently with Carly Housiaux, painting in oils.

I’ve mainly been inspired by nature, painting blooms from the garden, but since being invited to participate in the ‘Artists in the Garden’ event at the Eurambeen Historic Homestead and Garden’s 2018 open garden, have ventured into landscape painting, and am now exploring even further into the field of portraiture, which I am enjoying immensely.

My Art is available for sale here and through my website


2019, Knox Community Art Show, Knox Community Centre, Cnr Mountain Hwy and Bayswater Rd, Scoresby VIC 3179

2019, Moonee Valley Art Show, St Columbans Mission, North Park Mansion, 69 Woodland St, Essendon VIC 3040

2019, Mornington Art Show, Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilson’s Rd, Mornington VIC 3931

2018, Beaufort Agricultural Society 32nd Annual Acquisitive Art Award, Beaufort Showgrounds, Beaufort VIC 3373

2018, ‘Artists in the Garden’, Eurambeen Historic Homestead and Gardens Open Garden, Eurambeen- Streatham Rd, Beaufort VIC 3373

2018, Darebin A1 Art Salon, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083

2017, The Bridge Preston Annual Art Exhibition, Northcote Library, Separation St, Northcote VIC 3070

2016, Preston Neighborhood House Annual Art Exhibition, Northcote Library, Separation St, Northcote VIC 3070

My Influences

Artists who inspire me are Georgia O’Keeffe, Margaret Olley, Margaret Preston, and more recently Sam Michelle and Wanda Comrie, whose works are all amazing.

I also love the bright colours and joyous compositions of Elizabeth Barnett.  

Emma Fuss, Kate Durack and Laura Jones are other artists who inspire me with their vivid pieces. And last but not least, Lucy Culliton is an amazing artist.

What links them and draws me to them is the bold colour and liveliness of their compositions which is so attractive and uplifting. The love of nature, and contrasting light and shadow is something I strive to portray in my paintings.

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