Linnea Toney Leeming is an abstract expressionist painter of predominately large format, very colorful contemporary abstract paintings.



BFA, University of Rhode Island, 1974
Boston Museum School, painting, 89, 90
Rhode Island School of Design
    Mary Ann Santos, 90, 91, 92
    Abstract Expressionism, Lenny Long, 91
    Victor Lara, 92, 93
Vermont Studio Center, 91, 93, Fellowship recipient
Private instruction, Victor Lara, 93, 94, 95
Bennington College, Katherine Porter, 95
Encaustic, R&F Paints, Kingston, NY, 1997
Golden Foundation, Mediums, New Berlin, NY, 2012

Working Artist Residencies, ACA, New Symerna, FL, 2015

Brenda Zappitell, Santa Fe NM, 2013, Delray Beach, FL 2016

Aimone Art Residencies, Rockland, ME, 2017, 2018

Painting instructor:
    Private Instructor, Summer 2011-present
    Providence Art Club, 2009-present
    South County Art Association, 2006-2011
Freelance prop stylist for advertising photographers, Boston and Southern New England, 1999-present

Photo stylist and co-owner, studio manager, Leeming Studios, Advertising photography studio in Providence, R.I., 1977-2005
Women’s Advertising Club of R.I., Board of Directors, 89-91

Nature Conservancy, “Abstract Landscape”, 2012
Providence Art Club, “Abstracting the Still Life”, 2 day Intensive, 2012
South County Art Association, Painting, 2006 - 2012
DeCordova Museum, encaustic workshop, 1994
Hera Women’s Cooperative Gallery, Fine Art Photography, 1975
Johnson and Wales, Weekend College, photography, 1973
Freelance Photographer, 1970-77. Clients: Artists International, R.I. State Ballet
Hera Women’s Cooperative Gallery, member, 1975-78

Charlton Goff Award, Providence Art Club, 2014, Juried by Peter Geisser, National Arts Education Association, Eastern Region Vice-President Elect.
First Place, Providence Art Club, 2010. Juried by Andrew Raftery, Associate Professor and Former Department Head of Printmaking at RISD.
Vermont Studio Center, Fellowship recipient, 1986,1993
Melissa Barbeau Grant, intensive study at Center for Creative Imaging, Camden, Maine, 1993.

Mixing colors instruction

Mixing colors instruction

Best of Worldwide Abstract Artists, Kennedy Publications, 2012
Boston Design Center Magazine, “Diana Levine Fine Art”, Cybele,  2011
“Bit of Inspiration”, by Patricia Ann Chaffee, Charlestown Press, Sept. 2010
“Matunuck: Not Just A Place But A State Of Mind, A Collection of Interviews With Artists”, by Sandy McCaw June, 2009
“Painter Linnea Leeming Mixes Life and Nature to Create Her Vision”, Smithfield Magazine, by Douglas Hadden, January 2009
“Drawing in Charcoal: A Conversation Apart”, and Arts and Culture Review, The Good 5 Cent Cigar, Nov.7, 1997
“The Time Is Now For Contemporary”, by Bill Van Siclen, Providence Journal, Oct. 4, 1996
Art Spotlight, by Bill Van Siclen, Providence Journal, Jan.20, 1993