Leonie Leivenzon
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Leonie Leivenzon

Leonie Leivenzon

My life has taken many different paths. I am a doctor, hypnotherapist, mother, wife…. and artist. While all these different elements combine to make up who I am, it is via my art that I connect with the essence of me.

I didn't plan on being an artist. I was an academic kid so it made sense to do medicine. It was a great opportunity to help people. GP and Hypnotherapist were roles, however, that I never felt completely comfortable in.

Then, as often is the case, life throws a spanner in the works. My daughter became unwell so my husband and I made the decision that I should stop work in order to care for her. Yet how could I care for myself so that I could really and truly be there for her? I stumbled upon the solution one day while browsing through Pinterest. The answer came in the form of an online intuitive art course that allowed me to paint at my own pace and in my own time, working around my family’s needs.

Now that I had begun painting again I couldn’t stop. In the meantime my daughter was slowly improving. I began posting my work on Facebook and to my surprise people responded. Next thing I know I had work in galleries and shows. It took on a life of it's own.

It is interesting to me that most of the things that I have done in my life have revolved, in some way, around concepts of communication. My art is no different, except that perhaps what is being communicated may be less obvious and more open to interpretation.

I work intuitively, beginning with random mark making using acrylic, spray paint, pencil, stencils and collage. Then, working in layers, immersing myself in the kinaesthetic and textural quality of the process, the painting reveals itself. The layers add a richness and depth to the artwork. I am interested in energy and emotion and being able to convey these via the use of abstraction. My figurative work utilises minimal lines to convey form and expression allowing each viewer to experience a different and varied response to the work.

There are many artists who inspire me, particularly the abstract expressionists, as well as Marc Chagall, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mirka Mora and Jesse Reno.

My daughter is now almost recovered. While I of course wish that she had never become unwell in the first place, I am thankful for the opportunity to have found my passion.

Personal Details

Born 29 November 1966
Currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia


Solo Exhibitions

Artist Open House, Melbourne 2014
3 Days of Chaos at The Owl and Cat, Melbourne 2015
Artist Open House, Melbourne, 2015
The Adventures Of Angela And Alfonso, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2016

 
Group Shows

Canterbury Art Show, Melbourne, Australia, 2014
APA Art Association, New York City, USA, 2014
Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Melbourne, Australia, 2014
Bayside Art Show, Melbourne, Australia, 2014
RAW Artists Melbourne Showcase, Melbourne, Australia, 2014
Mornington Art Show, Mornington Peninsula, Australia, 2015
Canterbury Art Show, Melbourne, Australia, 2015
Brunswick Street Gallery Small Scale Art Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, 2015
Flinders Art Show, Mornington Peninsula, Australia, 2015
Group One Finalist, Lethbridge 10,000 Small Scale Art Award, Brisbane, Australia, 2015
Mount View Art Show, Melbourne, Australia, 2015
Wild Horses, Hogan Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2015
Camberwell Rotary Art Show, Melbourne, Australia, 2015
Figures and Faces, Beth Hulme Gallery and Studio, Melbourne, Australia, 2015
Albert Park College Art Show, Melbourne, Australia, 2015
Brunswick Street Gallery 40x40 Art Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, 2015/2016
Myth and Memory, Beth Hulme Gallery, Melbourne 2016
Kedem Art Connected, Melbourne 2016

 
Collections
Private Collections, Melbourne, Australia
Private Collections, Sydney, Australia
Private Collection, Brisbane, Australia
Private Collection, Adelaide, Australia
Private Collection, Gold Coast, Australia
Private Collections, New York City, USA
Private Collection, Michigan, USA
Private Collection, Los Angeles, USA
Private Collection, Birmingham, UK
Private Collection, Auckland, New Zealand

Whatever

Whatever

Leonie Leivenzon

$600.00
Vintage

Vintage

Leonie Leivenzon

$180.00
Trojan War

Trojan War

Leonie Leivenzon

$1,360.00
Three Weird Sisters

Three Weird Sisters

Leonie Leivenzon

$1,600.00
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The Three Weird Sisters

The Three Weird Sisters

Leonie Leivenzon

$1,600.00
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Yellow Daisies

Yellow Daisies

Leonie Leivenzon

$365.00
The Medusa Stare

The Medusa Stare

Leonie Leivenzon

$2,500.00
The Juggler

The Juggler

Leonie Leivenzon

$210.00
The Journey of the Sphinx

The Journey of the Sphinx

Leonie Leivenzon

$2,590.00
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The Hand That Feeds You

The Hand That Feeds You

Leonie Leivenzon

$650.00
The Gathering

The Gathering

Leonie Leivenzon

$1,890.00
The Dog’s Digging Again

The Dog’s Digging Again

Leonie Leivenzon

$1,600.00
The Dog’s Barking Again

The Dog’s Barking Again

Leonie Leivenzon

$1,670.00
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The Bond

The Bond

Leonie Leivenzon

$360.00
Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Leonie Leivenzon

$210.00
Shades of Silver

Shades of Silver

Leonie Leivenzon

$180.00
Sea Goddess

Sea Goddess

Leonie Leivenzon

$2,350.00
Royal Heart

Royal Heart

Leonie Leivenzon

$100.00
Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Leonie Leivenzon

$100.00
Purple Heart

Purple Heart

Leonie Leivenzon

$760.00
Pattern

Pattern

Leonie Leivenzon

$180.00
Off to the Theatre

Off to the Theatre

Leonie Leivenzon

$325.00
Musical Girl

Musical Girl

Leonie Leivenzon

$100.00
Mother and Child

Mother and Child

Leonie Leivenzon

$1,900.00
Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Leonie Leivenzon

$1,375.00
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Like the Wind

Like the Wind

Leonie Leivenzon

$1,775.00
Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

Leonie Leivenzon

$1,200.00
Keeping Several Balls in the Air

Keeping Several Balls in the Air

Leonie Leivenzon

$210.00
Girl with Bird

Girl with Bird

Leonie Leivenzon

$100.00
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Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Leonie Leivenzon

$700.00
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Family

Family

Leonie Leivenzon

$240.00
Daedalus and Icarus

Daedalus and Icarus

Leonie Leivenzon

$720.00
Sold
Black Cat

Black Cat

Leonie Leivenzon

$100.00
Bird

Bird

Leonie Leivenzon

$100.00
Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine

Leonie Leivenzon

$720.00
Autumn

Autumn

Leonie Leivenzon

$1,900.00