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Background

Leona is a native New Yorker who has lived in New Jersey for over 20 years. A media professional by trade, she has also been engaged in the arts for the past decade. Leona works in acrylics and mixed media, and her lyrical abstract paintings have been featured in juried shows and galleries in the Tri-State area. Leona’s artworks are featured in private and corporate collections. She is an award-winning artist, and an exhibiting member of the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury, NJ. She is a member of the Art Alliance of Monmouth County, NJ. Leona studied at the Art Students League and at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. She has been painting for most of her life.

 

Artist’s statement

"I create the kind of paintings I like to live with. I occupy myself less with filling the canvas with objects, focusing instead on color, texture and line work to convey mood and emotion. I enjoy the versatility of acrylic paint. It affords the spontaneity and layering effect I seek. As a classically trained painter, my colors and tones are largely blended from primary colors. Occasionally I incorporate collage and stenciling into the work, allowing a fuller exploration with the compositions. As someone who has divided her life between city and shore, my inspirations are generally drawn from those experiences."

 

Exhibits and Showings

2013 - 2018

  • The Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, NJ (annual exhibit 2013-2018)
  • Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ – Theme: An Expanse of Expressionism
  • Grant Avenue Gallery, Deal Park, NJ – Theme: 500 and Under
  • Art Alliance of Monmouth County, NJ – Featured Artist, October, 2016
  • Monmouth Museum 38th Annual Juried Exhibition – Monmouth County, NJ
  • Grant Avenue Gallery, Deal Park, NJ – Theme: Lyrical Abstraction: 12 Abstract Artists
  • Middletown Township Public Library – Monmouth County, NJ – Theme: Thirteen Abstract Artists
  • A.J. Dillon Gallery of Fine Art, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
  • torche’ galerie, Belmar, NJ
  • Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ – Theme: 11 Abstract Artists Exhibit
  • Art Alliance of Monmouth County, NJ – Juried Show - Theme: The New Yorker
  • Art Alliance of Monmouth County, NJ – 27th Annual Juried Exhibition
  • ABstract EXpressions Contemporary Art Gallery, Mount Holly, NJ

2007 - 2012

  • Gallery U, Red Bank, NJ
  • Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ – New Jersey Statewide Juried Show
  • Monmouth Festival of the Arts, Monmouth County, NJ
  • Gallery 135, Red Bank, NJ
  • The Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, NJ (annual exhibit, 2008-2012)
  • Art Alliance of Monmouth County Invitational – Abstract Art Exhibition, NJ
  • Images Gallery, Old Greenwich, CT
  • Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, NJ
  • Ameriprise Financial, Matawan, NJ
  • ABstract EXpressions Contemporary Art Gallery, Mount Holly, NJ
  • Chrysalis Gallery, South Hampton, NY
  • Décor Gallery, Manhattan, NY

 

Activities

  • Painting Park Life honored with Barbara Shieldkret Award for Abstract Painting – Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ, October Juried Show, 2016
  • Art Alliance of Monmouth County, NJ – Featured Artist, October, 2016
  • Featured artist on Move n Art website, showcasing fine art for flat screen TV, www.movenart.com.
  • Featured artist on Jersey Artist Registry website, www.jerseyartistregistry.com

To inquire about artworks or commission artwork, contact Leona at 732-492-9376 or LTSartwork@aol.com
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