Leah Justyce Artist Statement

As a passionate visual artist, I wield oils, acrylics, spray paint, and enamels to breathe life into my canvas. Each stroke is imbued with the essence of my life's journey, manifesting in subjects that resonate deeply with my soul. My creative process is not merely about painting; it's a cathartic exploration, a psychoanalysis of the subjects that compel me. Every piece is a chapter, a narrative woven with threads of personal significance, inviting viewers to delve into the layers of my experiences. Through my art, I strive to bridge the gap between the tangible and the intangible, revealing the interconnectedness of all things and the profound stories that shape our existence.

My preference is large scale works on canvas or repurposed fabric that is donated to me from people all over Victoria to give new life to. Some of the paints are donated as well, as many people want to do their part for our planet. I use mixed media, acrylic, spray paint, chalk paint, oil paint. Sometimes works are collaged with repurposed fabrics then painted.

Large works allow me to feel free and flow. I often use solid colours that are not blended so the paint strokes are seen and there is always black outlines and white highlights. I do love portraits as they are a challenge, but as my work is intuitively driven, I paint whatever needs to be painted.

I have a Bachelor of Visual Art (Fine Art) and a Double Degree in Criminology and Psychological Science.

Liquid error (layout/theme line 166): Could not find asset snippets/wk-mvm-variables.liquid