New year, more colour

'Lemon and Leaves' by Leigh-Anne Eagerton is the latest addition to the growing collection of colour in my home.




About Leigh-Anne Eagerton
''I look for simple graphic form in everyday objects and organize them into compositions. As a young child in Japan, I was impressed by the work of the Japanese masters highly stylized wood block prints. I have also been influenced by Wayne Thiebaud, Tamera De Limpeka, Chuck Close, JC Leyendecker and broadly by the Golden Age of Illustrators. Working in watercolor and acrylic, I found the best results are produced from trial and error and a consistent work ethic, producing personal improvements and successes. Upon arriving in the New York metropolitan area in 1980, I continued my studies in life drawing and pursued oil painting, attending SUNY Purchase College and the Art Students League. All of my paintings have a foundation in what I call stylized realism. They utilize the strong composition qualities of clear planar and linear breaks on the surface, creating jewel-like facets.''


'Lemon and Leaves' hanging in my home