Artist

Leigh Ann Van Fossan
Eagle, Colorado

Leigh Anne Van Fossan was born and raised in the ski town of Vail, Colorado. She studied art at the University of Colorado, but really fell in love with painting while studying the masters during her year abroad in Florence. Upon graduating, Leigh Anne moved to Arizona where met her husband, internationally renowned figure painter James Van Fossan. Now sharing a home and a studio, Leigh Ann decided to revisit her own painting abilities, putting brush to canvas for the first time in nearly a decade. She now paints full-time out of her home studio in Colorado, and her work is found in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad.

Artist and Customer Comments


Leigh Ann Van Fossan 1/6/2016 | 12:43 PM

Hello! I am thrilled to be a part of the UGallery experience. I look forward to creating beautiful works to offer though this wonderful online gallery. And I hope to create a new, expanded collector-base! Thank you UGallery for the opportunity to share my work with many more! Now, off to the studio... Happy New Year everyone! :)

Splash
by LEIGH ANN VAN FOSSAN


Oil painting on stretched linen
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2016

30" h x 15" w x 2" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.

$1,100


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I don't paint flowers often, but when I do I am simply captivated by their natural vibrancy and beauty. Orchids in particular hold a mysterious and exotic quality, entrancing me in their spell. I approached this piece with an open heart, allowing myself to be free with the paint and the texture. I am happy with the end result; a dreamy splash of color! This piece is on gallery wrapped linen with finished edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang. 

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched linen

Linen fabric is the preferred surface for paintings. Linen is favored over cotton for its strength, durability and archival integrity. Linen is a rare surface in the United States because of its high cost. When a linen artwork is labeled stretched, it means the linen has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched linen artwork typically does not require framing.

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