Leah Bartholomew’s artworks are an abstract representation of the beauty found in the landscape and life of her local environment. Her optimistic, colourful artworks are a response to her daily interactions with her local base, Coolangatta, QLD and Northern NSW. With a background in Fine Arts, textile design and graphic design, she is a multi-disciplined artist and designer.
The ritual of daily walks play an integral part in forming the initial concepts for her pieces. Her vast paintings begin as small torn paper collages, an intuitive puzzle of unexpected colours and feelings that take shape based on the influences of her environment and mood. The colour palette is carefully chosen in response to this and the paper collages then inform the large scale paintings. Each day is different and her affinity with the landscape provides endless material to respond to.