Leona is a Visual Artist based in London, U.K. After completing a Foundation in Art and Design, Leona graduated with a degree in Applied Arts in 2001. She specialises in Mosaic, Sculpture, Drawing and Painting, but has continously applies her skills in a variety of mediums. She has a bold use of colour and draws inspiration from Historical Tile & Fabrics, Stone Circles and The Natural World. Leona’s work has a strong emphasis on participation, feeling that the process of making Art is important for personal development. She thrives on bringing people together in their community, to learn new skills, build confidence, promote wellbeing and have fun in the process too!
Leona completed a major Public Artwork for Muswell Hill, North London in December 2016. The Muswell Hill Mosaic was made by around 50 participants over a series of events and is now permanently displayed in St James Square. Leona has designed and facilitated the making of a large Community Mosaic in east Finchley, of which the local MP Jeremy Corbyn opened in 2014. Leona has an online shop, where she accepts commissions for bespoke Mosaic Signs. Most recently she completed a Mosaic Sign for a private Villa in Beverley Hills, USA.
You can see Leona’s first site-specific project in Mile End Park, East London, where she designed and built four curvaceous Sculptural Seats which are a permanent installation that you can still visit today. The Sculptures are primarily made from cement, with an inner core of polystyrene to make them light enough to transport, but thick enough for durability. They are painted with high quality masonry paint and only require re-painting every few years. Leona plans on making more of these in the future.
Leona released her Conscious Colouring book in March 2016 called ‘Colour My Soul’ . She had been working on a series of Drawings since 2012, developing concepts that finally turned into Artworks to aid personal development. As you colour the Artworks within the book, you become “Conscious” of these concepts within you, as you colour. She calls this process “Conscious Colouring”.
Leona created Artists Resource in 2011 as a way to bring people together and get Creative! Since then she has taught in Schools, at prestigious Events and hosted hundereds of Art Parties for Adults and Children. Leona is currently building an online Members section to her Teaching business, so that she can reach a worldwide audience and share her unique Classes from over a decade of experience. It’s all very exciting going from local to global! Subscribe to the Newsletter to find out about the launch!
For commissions or more information, please email Leona or call 07905 603 332.