My name in print!


Check out the current issue (#64) of Yen magazine for a 2 page feature on my artistic practice. Here is an extract of the article published in Yen magazine, written by Annie Sebel:

How long have you been painting for?

I have always loved drawing but only really started painting in 2009. I had an overwhelming urge to paint and it was not long after that I enrolled in a Visual Art course at CAE in Melbourne. I’ve been studying there ever since. Before that I was producing pencil drawings and collage.

When did you become interested in using patterns?

It’s something I have been interested in since high school when I was producing screen prints. Geometric patterns really appeal to me, as they are so neat and orderly. That’s my accountant side coming out.

What’s your favourite thing to paint?

People, especially those I love. My family often feature in my paintings.

Can you tell us the story behind The Dreamers?

My current work is about couples, close friends and siblings who dress the same, either consciously or subconsciously. It’s interesting how our close relationships can influence our personal style. I saw a photo of this couple and I thought they were so cute, I decided to give them matching clothes. They epitomise young love, so innocent and full of hope.

Who are some of your favourite artists?

Growing up I wanted to draw just like Edgar Degas. More recently I have fallen in love with the work of American artist Michael Carson and Australian artist Sophie Gralton.

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Leah Marie Mariani

ABN 60 749 478 239

Surrey Hills, Australia 3127 

info@leahmariani.com

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