South Manchester based artist
Leena Chauhan has over the last eight years developed and refined
her style of painting as it is seen today.
Although the majority of her work is in oils, she does depart
from her own conventions to experiment with different mediums
and textures allowing her complete freedom.
Leena is British Indian and was brought
up in a traditional Indian household whilst also integrated
in British society. These contrasting cultures have helped broaden
her horizons and given her a variety of different influences.
Her environment is
a source of inspiration from which she derives the sense of
movement and energy evident in her work. Leena says:
I feel and what is happening in my life dictates what and
how I paint and so undoubtedly there is always part of me
in my pictures.”
Often when painting, what is in front of
Leena takes on a life of it¹s own as the images guide her
rather than the artist following any predetermined plan.
Leena believes that the artist is bound only
by the limits of imagination. She feels that a simple stroke
can be full of energy and so allows each stroke to guide her.
A larger selection of paintings can be viewed on her website
If you are, or know of any local
artists (painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, etc) located
or based in and around Manchester please let us know, and if appropriate,
we’ll try to include them. Contact us directly by email.