Nature has been a constant love in my life from early childhood, and I am hugely grateful for the amazing opportunities I had growing up in rural Africa, surrounded by all creatures great and small!
When I see young children being raised now with no contact with nature & wildlife other than the bit they may see on TV, I am left saddened – what a missed opportunity to interact with the incredible creatures we share this beautiful planet.
This exhibition is a reflection of the slowly emerging awareness more, and more parents have of the need for their children to be in natural surroundings, to learn from nature and hopefully come to appreciate it more.
After all, our children are the future caretakers. To date, most of the paintings have sold, but since the series was such a success, I thought I would expand it next year with a variety of other wildlife.
Our pets have a special place in our hearts and memories.
Capturing them in a personalised drawing makes for an ideal gift to be treasured for years to come.
Our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews all add immeasurable joy to our lives & precious memories.
Leanne is a self taught artist, born in Zimbabwe and raised in rural Africa along with her three siblings, numerous pets orphaned hand raised wild animals.
This unique childhood formed a close bond with nature and a love of creatures that is now reflected in her art works.