6 questions, a tiny interview with artists, makers and creative folks.
If I had to choose one word to describe Leah it would be "Grounded". Now, when other people bestow that word on you it can feel a little lofty, a little pressurised, as if every step you take is carefully considered or that you're unflappable or worst of all, that you have it "all together". But Leah does have a calm surety in her presence and that grounded feeling makes itself known in her artwork also.
Her relationship and sensitivity to the land that surrounds her is evident in each mark. Mangroves and soil and the native bush push and pull on the plane and her process is bared and exposed and celebrated, each move a love song to place.
It's always a joy to spend time with Leah, her real-ness and down to earth nature, is a true reflection of her life, loves and deep relationship to nature. She is currently represented by Flinders Lane Gallery in Melbourne and Lethbridge Gallery in Brisbane.
My name is….. Leah Thiessen
I live in……..Bilambil Heights
I am ……….an Artist & Painter
If there is one thing I believe in, it would be………that life is a gift and we should give it everything we have.
Each day I complete this one ritual, action or routine………..my morning ritual is a coffee on the beach ..... with lots of gratitude.
I desire………….to see more of this world we live in.
Before I die, I would like to learn......Italian.
The book that changed my life was……………..One of my favourite books ever...... “A fortunate life” By Albert Facey.
The wisest words ever said to me were…………..thoughts create reality.
Optional Question No.7
One thing most people do not know about me is that I....... love hanging with my family- always lots of laughs and it keeps me grounded.