"Chocolate in your Studio?"

Chocolate still life 11×14" Oil on Canvas

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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.

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