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Leah Van Rees


Gallery Hours

Please call or e-mail me for an appointment.

Works can be seen at:
Anita Peghini-Raber Gallery
Thursday- Sunday: 1 - 10 p.m
Monday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
49 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE

Bibilion Books
open daily: 10 am -9 pm
Second & Market Streets
Lewes, DE

Artist Statement

I translate the physical world around me by examining and exaggerating small details of landscapes and seascapes often overlooked by individuals. These specific elements are illustrated through use of intricate pattern, variety of brushstroke, opacity of paint and vivid colors. As I work into the painting, I become more observant of the patterns the image encompasses and naturally leads to: straight lines, undulating lines or recurrence of a particular shape. I work with glazes, transparencies, opacities, and consistencies, creating variety by contrast emulating that of the natural world. Throughout the process I try to keep an open mind, allowing myself to trust my instincts, so that the painting is genuine and evolves fluently. I want the viewer to leave their reality as I do when I create my work, entering into the space through the properties of the painting. I am inspired by the configuration of the natural and I want to enlighten the viewer by illuminating often-disregarded fragments found within a larger context. I want to convey their individual importance through the medium of oil paints and glazing.


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