Using bright colors and a unique technique, Leah Van Rees’ paintings are known for their vivid and heightened portrayals of nature.
Her love and appreciation for art and the outdoors began when she was very young. As a child, Leah would transport her small plastic easel onto the boat dock behind her house to paint. As she grew up, her enthusiasm for creating flourished. Leah was one of the first graduates from the Jefferson School in Georgetown, Washington, DC, graduated from Cape Henlopen High School in Delaware, and then moved to Newark to study Art at the University of Delaware. After countless hours in the studio and a variety of classes, Leah graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a concentration in painting, and a minor in art history.
Leah is a recipient of the Lucille McGee award at the Rehoboth Art League, the George Nocito Award, WHYY, and the Eugene F. and Catherine Melk Award in Art from the University of Delaware. Her work has been published in Studio Visit magazine, which juries artists as a condition for publication. She has exhibited in both solo and group shows along the east coast, as well as in outdoor art shows, including the DBH Spring Members Show, St. Peter’s Art Show, and the Rehoboth Art League’s Annual Outdoor Fine Art Show.