Medium: Mixed media and Photography with a focus on the natural world (animals, flora, fauna)
Leanne Byrom was born and raised in Zimbabwe and after a period of travel, settled in the UK. Her home is now the Algarve, Portugal.
Leanne holds a Diploma in Painting & Drawing and Pet Portraiture, from the London College of Art. She is registered as a Professional Artist with The Society for All Artists and is also part of the Association of Animal Artists , The Wildlife Artist Society International , The Association of Open Photographers (all UK organisations) and the Algarve Artists Network.
Leanne has always had a love of nature and animals, preferring to spend her time “in the bush” with a dog at her side whenever possible. Her passion for nature only increased when she started to learn to paint in 1997 and over the years, her art & photography has evolved to focus on this.
“My art is inspired by the way it connects me with nature. The light, movement, sounds, colours and textures. Through art, I can ground myself, and the creativity involved in creating art work has become an important part of my self-identity.
When I’m painting I feel a very close connection to our natural world – a sense of being at one with the world. Through my art, I aim to share these enriching emotions and my passion for the wild world with others. To capture a moment in time and make the observer feel as if they were there.”
A selection of Photographic and Art prints, in a variety of sizes can be purchased via Fine Art International. She also has some art prints available for use on products like mugs and calendars on Zazzle.
Leanne has recently started teaching animal portraiture to private students. In mid-September she will be starting a new weekly Learning Art Group in Pedreira, Silves.
Originals of Leanne’s work are available through Gallery XXI in Portimão as well as through her own website.
Leanne also takes commissions, primarily for pet portraits, and all details of how to go about this are on her website.
Phone: (+351) 934 747 233
Facebook Page: animalpastels
You can view more of her work via her gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.