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About the Artist

It was always a childhood dream of mine to work in a creative industry. I was particularly drawn to children's book illustration and portrait artists such as Norman Rockwell, I loved the idea of telling a story or portraying an expression through art.  I was also captivated by drawing faces as I felt it was the greatest challenge to create a true likeness of a person.  


I have a BA in Design Visual Communication and a Post Grad in Art and Design Education.  I was fortunate to have worked in London teaching Graphic Communication for 5 years and recently moved back to Ireland to teach digital illustration in Further Education.

My first freelance artwork as part of '@leeanne.paintings' was a pet portrait. Following this, I quickly received my first commission which happened to be a wedding portrait. Since then I have been lucky enough to continue creating portraits for friends, family and my community. The paintings usually celebrate special moments and relationships. Browse through my site to learn more about me, my work, and what I can do for you. Make sure to follow me on instagram for regular updates on my work.