Leah Rene Welch
Edmonds painter Leah Rene Welch Leah creates lively and expressive oil and pastel paintings. She started drawing before she could even tie her shoes. As early as the fourth grade a very astute and caring teacher, Mr. Albeck at Adams Elementary in Ballard, arranged for her to attend a summer program at Cornish School for the Arts. This challenging experience propelled her to experiment artistically.
Now Leah often experiments with non-traditional art-making tools and surfaces, sometimes using kitchen utensils or her fingers to apply paint, and using copper or highly-textured painting surfaces. She says, “I'm inspired by a good challenge. I enjoy figuring out how to use a new medium or technique. Sometimes stumbling upon a new color can keep me going for weeks.”
“The most rewarding part of working as an artist is the connection I make with people through art." - Leah Rene Welch