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 interest in photography developed out of a need to capture subjects on camera for later use in the art studio. My photography is inspired by animals in the wild and I will go to the Nth degree to capture images that are unique and portray animal behaviour.
I’m fortunate to be able to travel far and wide and photograph animals that many will never see in real life. Being able to share these images with others is what motivates me – to see the joy or amazement in their expressions, that is all I need.”
A selection of Photographic and Art prints, in a variety of sizes can be purchased via Fine Art International. She also has some photographic images available for use on products like mugs and calendars on Zazzle.
Originals of Leanne’s work are available through Gallery XXI in Portimão as well as through her own website.
Phone: (+351) 934 747 233
Facebook Page: wildlife.nature.photos
You can view more of her work via her gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.