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After graduating from Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in painting, I made my living as a freelance interactive designer for over ten years, but only made art periodically. I set up my Etsy shop in March 2008 to sell prints and originals. Etsy has allowed me to reach a much wider audience than I ever would have on my own and I am thrilled to say that I am now able to paint almost full time!

Art Statement:
My current body of work falls somewhere between the worlds of photography, painting and collage. I begin with photographs of seemingly ordinary and mundane scenes, which I then paint directly upon to distill and reveal the visually poignant moments that exist all around us, but are often overlooked.

There is a quiet anxiety and loneliness in these images of isolated houses, empty chairs, abandoned pools and vacant…

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  • Born on March 17
  • Joined March 8, 2008

About

After graduating from Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in painting, I made my living as a freelance interactive designer for over ten years, but only made art periodically. I set up my Etsy shop in March 2008 to sell prints and originals. Etsy has allowed me to reach a much wider audience than I ever would have on my own and I am thrilled to say that I am now able to paint almost full time!

Art Statement:
My current body of work falls somewhere between the worlds of photography, painting and collage. I begin with photographs of seemingly ordinary and mundane scenes, which I then paint directly upon to distill and reveal the visually poignant moments that exist all around us, but are often overlooked.

There is a quiet anxiety and loneliness in these images of isolated houses, empty chairs, abandoned pools and vacant streets. Shadows loom from unknown/unseen sources, horizon lines become uncomfortably close, people are absent and geographic clues are obscured. Despite all this uneasiness, there is also a sense of bravery or at least a blind and determined optimism.

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You can also find me at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/leahgiberson/
leahgiberson.blogspot.com/
www.leahgiberson.com

and you can find my original work online at:
www.nahcotta.com
www.sebastianfoster.com

and in real life at:
Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH
Sebastian Foster in Austin, TX

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