Leanne spent much of her early years in South Africa and this provided her with exposure to the vibrant colourful culture, vast landscape and natural beauty of authentic Africa. Being brought up in the affectionately known Rainbow Nation, Leanne had the opportunity to study under celebrated artists John Smith and Richard Rennie. Their mentorship inspired Leanne to continue exploring her artistic talent and travel extensively across Europe, Central America and Canada. This further fuelled Leanne’s passion for Design and Fine Art, which prompted her to work in the design industry.


Since her move to Western Australia more than a decade ago, Leanne has successfully established herself as a foremost Portraiture Artist in Perth. Colour and most importantly light, have become the key elements to her work. Through energetic brush strokes Leanne skilfully conveys her love of rhythm and movement.




1984 - 1985    University of Natal, South Africa, Bachelor of Commerce (partially completed)
1985 - 1986     Technikon Natal, South Africa, Graphic Design (partially completed)
1995 - 2000     Pascal Chandlers School of Art, Durban