December and January Featured Artist
Our featured artist this month is Leah Fanning Mebane.
Leah Fanning Mebane lives with her son, Django and husband, Drew, in beautiful Southern Oregon and exhibits her abstract and portraiture work in galleries throughout the states. She grew up in the richly artistic city of New Orleans and then lived on the east coast for many years as a professional ballet dancer while also studying painting at various universities. She later graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in Painting/ Illustration and also studied art in Cortona, Italy. Leah has had articles published in many national and international magazines on her art process and has been teaching abstract and portrait painting for many years. She has been commissioned for over 500 portraits and murals over the past sixteen years, and her style has evolved into a unique and colorful, expressionistic style. Her abstract work has a distinct “flowing” style filled with texture, layers and vibrant organic shapes. She paints in oil with all non-toxic materials, earthen pigments and walnut oils so her painting process does not harm the environment or off-gas like all traditional oil paintings. In 2011, she started a business called “Earth Paints” which sells non-toxic Earth paints for children and
For more information and samples of Leah’s artwork, visit www.fanningart.com