My subject matter varies, but my enthusiasm for color is boundless. The endless variety and surprise of color is how I incorporate emotion in my artwork. My main influence is Fauvism, with its wild exuberance of color.
I revel in natural beauty. When the weather permits, I am out painting landscapes en plein air. The beauty of nature buoys my inherent optimism.
While I derive great joy in painting traditional subjects, I love exploring free expression through abstraction. As I utilize different techniques, I try to let my intuition be my guide. The composition tell me where it needs to go. By letting go of preconceived ideas, I find my own style and iconography.
I have doing mixed media for fifteen years and painting for the last five years. I studied with many teachers in the Boston area, including Jill Pottle, Nan Haas Feldman and Kathleen Hebert. I currently live in Hudson, Massachusetts.
You can see more of my work on my website: www.LeahLitin.com