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    About Leanne Pearson

    I am a passionate dedicated painter who is continually striving to grow artistically and personally. I am in love with art and have been sharing my painting passion and my 30 years of experience through weekly classes and workshops. As I no longer teach weekly classes, I have created online art tuition video courses that my students have loved and benefited from. I continue to host workshops when requested. I am an avid plein air and portrait artist loving the challenge and spontenaity of painting Alla Prima (from life in one session). My inspiration comes from my daily happenings and from those incredible painters that have come before me such as Joaquin Sorrolla and Edgar Payne. 

    I have had the good fortune to have been to workshops by some of America’s most prominent master artists of today such as Richard Schmid, Dan McCaw, Daniel Gerhartz, Scott Burdick, Quong Ho and Jennifer McChristian. I Have also been lucky enough to do several workshops with one of Australia’s own master artists John Wilson. My love of light and colour and my bravura approach has seen my paintings grace many prominent walls nationally and internationally. I am grateful for the multitude of art awards and prizes that I have been blessed with as they have motivated and validated the harder moments of this creative journey. I love what I do so much and hope to inspire and motivate others to find the joy and the inclination to dig up that artist that lives within every single one of us.


    • 2016-2019

      Workshops with Australian Master John Wilson in Central Australia, Lord Howe Island and Katoomba

    • 2012

      Studied with master artist Daniel Gerhartz and world- renowned plein air artist Jennifer McChristian in the USA

    • 2011

      Visited USA to paint with the American Masters, undertake workshops with world-renowned artists Dan McCaw, Carolyn Anderson, Richard Schmid and Quang Ho. Created the WA Visual Art Expo in which 70 artists showcased their talent to the art-loving community. Now an established annual event

    • 2006

      Oil painting workshop, Bathurst, NSW

    • 1985-1995

      Studied under South African artist Richard Rennie, landscape watercolourist (

    • 1995-2000

      Studied under South African artist John Smith, a multi-talented artist who works in oils, watercolour and pastels (

    • 1995-2000

      Pascal Chandlers School of Art, Durban


    • 2023

      Winner of the West Australian Art Society Annual Award of Best Oil on Show

    • 2022

      Winner of the Plein Air Downunder Open Art Award

    • 2021

      Winner of the Melville City Art People’s 2021 Choice Award

    • 2020

      Winner of the Plein Air quickdraw Competition

    • 2019

      Winner of the $3000 People’s Choice Cossack Art Award

    • 2018

      Winner of the $50,000 Liberty Liquors’ Portrait Art Award

    • 2016

      Winner of the $2000 Art and Life Award, Finalist – Black Swan Portait Artist

    • 2004

      Winner of Highly Recommended and Merit Award, Perth Royal Show Visual Art Exhibition

    • 2002

      Winner of Highly Recommended at the People’s Choice Award, Stirling Art Show

    • 2001

      Winner of People’s Choice Award, Stirling Art Show

    • 1998

      Winner of Best Watercolour, Watercolour Society Annual Art Award, South Africa

    • 1995

      Winner Second Best in Form and Colour Nationally, Technikon Natal, South Africa


    • 2019

      Studio Exhibition, Original Works

    • 2017

      The Coombe

    • 2016

      The Coombe

    • 2010

      Oceania’s, City Beach

    • 2009

      Artist’s home exhibition

    • 2008

      Artist’s home exhibition

    • 2004

      Mimi and Willy Packer, Mosman Park

    • 2023

      Larry Mitchell and Leanne Pearson Yallingup Gallery Easter Exhibition

    • 2022

      Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition Mandurah

    • 2018

      The WAPA biannual portrait exhibition

    • 2016

      WA portrait artists, Kidogo 2015 WA portrait artists, Kidogo

    • 2007-2010

      Picasso Art and Framer’s Group

    • 2007

      Margaret River Gallery

    • 2007

      Gallery 360

    • 2005

      Margaret River Gallery

    • 2005

      Gadfly Gallery

    • 2004

      Hale Art Show

    Teaching & Workshops

    • Mentor for a physically disabled young man through art as part of his rehabilitation

    • Conducts regular workshops in aged care facilities in the community and for the Black Swan Portrait Prize

    • Art teacher and mentor for 20 years


    • Donation of large original works to various charities

    • Involved with Starlight Foundation, Asthma Foundation and Red Cross



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