Medium: Drypoint etching with chincollé japanese paper
Size: 29.5cm (W) x 20.5cm (H)
Framing: Solid Tassie Oak frame with glass by professional framer
Description: As child I spent much time playing on the shore turning rocks over searching for crabs, they have always fascinated me. In Japan they use the word ‘Hanasaki' which means to come into bloom, they say this about crabs as they take on their red colouring. The beautiful Japanese paper incorporated into this work was purchased on my last day in Tokyo a few years back.
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CV: Leah Bennetts is an artist with a main focus on printmaking, painting & textile arts.
Central Coast born & bred, Leah draws much inspiration for her art from this area, the deep connection she feels to the vast natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, flora & fauna, along with the people who reside here, past & present.
Leah is a graduate of Newcastle Art School where she completed an Advanced Diploma of Visual Art, majoring in printmaking & painting.
She has been a finalist in the Gosford Art Prize, Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize & received a Highly Commended in Art In The Open.
Before concentrating entirely on her art making Leah had a successful career in the Fashion Industry & in the Performing Arts working in Costume in film, television & theatre. Leah a graduate of Dress Design at the National Art School (East Syd. Tech) and Bachelor Of Dramatic Art (Costume) from N.I.D.A.
Leah is an active member of The Makers Studio Inc. and is a regular participant in The Bouddi Art Trail & the Bouddi Society exhibitions. Leah is also enjoys her involvement with Art In The Open (5 Lands Walk).