'Apple Picking'

'Apple Picking' 24×30" Oil on Canvas

We went upstate NY to pick apples so there would still be leaves attached. The trees were so old and beautiful, you can get under them and disappear. The aroma was wonderful! I think Johnny appleseed planted these! 

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Leigh-Anne Eagerton

About Leigh-Anne Eagerton


Artist statement


I look for simple graphic form in everyday objects and  organize them into compositions.


As a young child in Japan, I was impressed by the work of the Japanese masters highly stylized wood block prints.  I have also been influenced by Wayne Thiebaud, Tamera De Limpeka, Chuck Close, JC Leyendecker and broadly by the Golden Age of Illustrators.


Working in watercolor and acrylic, I found the best results are produced from trial and error and a consistent work ethic, producing personal improvements and successes.


Upon arriving in the New York metropolitan area in 1980, I continued my studies in life drawing and pursued oil painting, attending SUNY Purchase College and the Art Students League.


All of my paintings have a foundation in what I call stylized realism. They utilize the strong composition qualities of clear planar and linear breaks on the surface, creating  jewel-like facets.


I paint  from life,  all at once,  marathon style,   Alla Prima.