ABOUT THE ARTIST

Leana is a contemporary realist artist currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Portraiture is a focus of her practice and she has studied figurative art and portraiture at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy and at Studio Escalier in France (under the Ron Wilson Fellowship Scholarship).

As an emerging artist she has been a finalist in the Sanlam Portrait Awards, SA Artist Cover Competition, Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award and the Living Portrait Master Competition (South African Portrait Society).

She has been featured in the South African Artist Magazine and has work in private collections in Denmark, South Africa, Canada, Romania and Germany.

Before becoming a full-time painter, Leana practised as a qualified Chartered Accountant.