Linnea Toney Leeming is an abstract painter who grew up in a family of artists. She has had a multi-faceted career as a painter, educator, photographer and photographer’s stylist that spans more than 40 years. After achieving her BFA and exhibiting for many years as a fine art photographer, Linnea became intrigued by the ability to visually communicate without the distraction of mechanical tools. Pursuing this passion for painting she attended RISD and the Boston Museum School as well as receiving years of private instruction in abstraction from such luminaries as Katherine Porter, Victor Lara and Lenny Long. She has been a successful exhibiting abstract painter since 1993.
Linnea continues her interest in eye to hand directness in creating her own sense of space and time, using the abstractionist’s process-driven approach to painting and utilizing the practice of listening to the unconscious.
Large abstract paintings are conceived by making a series of considered decisions fueled by issues of color and space, where lines, patterns, and textures overlap and merge into unified compositions.
Working intuitively and impulsively, always vibrant and energetic, her paintings burst with color; the mind and hand working together to spark imagination.
Linnea’s paintings can be seen in galleries and collections throughout New England, New York and Southern California.