About Kim Leanne:
I am an Australian artist
based in Gympie Qld.
I love to paint and often
teach to share my passion
My paintings hang in
various private collections
in Australia and overseas.
I work in oils, acrylic, pastels, watercolour, charcoal ,
carbon, graphite, oil pastel .... whatever I can get my
hands on really.
Nature is my greatest inspiration, I love to paint anything
god created, but sometimes I will be inspired by the
character of a rundown shed or a crooked fence.
Thankyou for taking the time to explore my world, I hope
you enjoy what you see!
If you would like to know more about me personally read on .....
Born in Perth WA and raised in Brisbane, I moved to Gympie in 1982 with my parents and completed year 11 and 12 at Gympie State High School. In 1984 I moved back to Brisbane and completed a full-time art course at Queensland College of Art.
Although at the age of 17 I had a clear vision of becoming an Artist, by 20 I had “matured”. Leaving the security of the family nest and putting away my “childish dreams” I began to look for a more practical outlet for my artistic passion.
After several years in the clothing industry I turned to hairdressing and eventually opened my own salon. Although for 15 years hairdressing was very rewarding, there was still a strong desire to paint burning within me.
Eventually God's call to
become an Artist
grew too strong to resist
so I put down my hair brush
and picked up a paint brush!