Painter and Illustrator
Exhibiting in Blackwood River Arts Trail At:
Leanne White Gallery
Leanne White is a Southwest Visual Artist and Children’s Book Author/ Illustrator. As a fine artist her focus has been on recording the natural heritage of our environment: landscape alone or with flora, fauna or figures. Her vibrant, spontaneous, and colourful use of paint captures the movement of the landscape and its inhabitants in an illustrative narrative style. She has participated in many exhibitions, both solo and group. She currently has her own Studio Gallery on the main street of Nannup.
Leanne has had much involvement in public art as her role as an arts educator, teaching art for many years in both primary and secondary schools and as an adult arts educator. She has herself completed or worked alongside other artists on large murals and public artworks. As a regional artist her involvement has encompassed the Kimberley, Pilbara, Lower Great Southern and the Southwest.
In her capacity as Illustrator, Leanne has published many Children’s Picture Books, including the popular William the Wildseries. In 2018 Emerald the Green Turtle’s Tale, illustrated by Leanne and authored by Aleesah Darlison, was nominated for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year award. In February 2020 Leanne was awarded a scholarship to study with the US Children’s Book Academy in illustration, graduating in November.
As author, Leanne has worked extensively with community groups in writing projects. She has been a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Australian Society of Authors and Writing WA and local writing groups for many years. She has written small articles and short stories for local newspapers and publications and contracted as editor for other projects.