Leah Zantingh

I am 26, I graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College in 2013 with a certificate in Painting & Drawing and a Diploma in Visual and Creative Arts. I have been "doing my own thing" (owned my own business) since I was 17 doing commissions. My first solo exhibition was in my last year of high school at Oliver's cafe. (see website for CV i.e. more recent shows & exhibitions). "Eyes are the window to the soul" - William Shakespeare... For me, that's mostly what drives my work- uncovering those windows. The difficulty between the visual representation and verbal explanation is what I try to eliminate by replicating and enhancing the expressions and body language of my subjects. My husband and I have two beautiful children, soon to be three. I am a stay at home mom and work when I can. That's why I specialize in portraiture- as I watch my drawings and paintings come to life, I too feel like I'm simply getting the oxygen I need to breathe. Most recently though, I have started painting wildlife.

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leahzantingh@gmail.com
Emsdale, Ontario