Leah Fitts is an abstract painter who uses acrylic paints, charcoal, graphite, and oil pastels in her original paintings. Inspired by mid-century design, natural elements, and rich urban textures, Leah creates abstract paintings that are often multi-layered, brightly colored and reminiscent of nature.
Making connections through art is the primary reason that Leah paints. Every October, she participates in the Tacoma Arts Commission Studio Tours. This two day event provides the public a behind-the-scenes look at artists in their work spaces. She demonstrates techniques, answers questions, gives tutorials and enjoys meeting the people who purchase her art. Seeing people light up when they discover 'their' painting is Leah's greatest joy as an artist.
Before she turned her focus to full time painting, Leah worked as special education teacher and crisis counselor. In her years of helping troubled, challenged and disabled individuals, Leah learned the healing power of art and music. Stay tuned... exciting things are on the horizon.
Exhibitions / Shows:
2017 Stormy Weather Arts Festival, Cannon Beach, OR
2017 Tacoma Arts Commission Studio Tour, Tacoma, WA
2016 Wild Spirit, DragonFire Gallery, OR
2016 Tacoma Arts Commission Studio Tour, Tacoma, WA
2015 Inspiration Point, DragonFire Gallery, OR
2015 Tacoma Arts Commission Studio Tour, Tacoma, WA
2015 Summer Invitational, B2 Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2015 'The Painted World' Saatchi Art
2015 DragonFire Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
2015 'New Beginnings' Artspan Contemporary Art
2015 Davis and Co. Fine Art, Spring, TX
2014 'Gathering' Artspan Contemporary Art
2014 Tacoma Arts Commission Studio Tour, Tacoma, WA
2014 'Left to the Elements' Handforth Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2013 Tacoma Arts Commission Studio Tour, Tacoma, WA
2012 Venue Gallery, Ballard, WA
2012 Tacoma Arts Commission Studio Tour, Tacoma WA
2011 Meeker Days Festival, Puyallup, WA
2010 Tacoma Arts Commission Art Slam, Tacoma, WA