About Leah Thiessen:
Leah Thiessen’s paintings examine the natural ecology of the Australian landscape particularly the mangroves and natural bush terrain of Terranora Broadwater, NSW. Living amongst this eco system with its ever-changing imagery is the catalyst for her work. Leah’s paintings are process based, made up of many layers. The surfaces reveal a sense of time and depth through the act of scraping into, painting over and drawing on top. They are excavations, palimpsests of how she sees the natural world.
2014 Bachelor of Visual Art – SCU – Painting major – Bachelor of Visual Art
1997 Diploma of Fine Arts – Seaforth TAFE (Sydney)
1996 Certificate in Studio Ceramics – Brookvale TAFE (Sydney)