I'm Leia, nice to meet you! I'm a California native, currently living and working in Melbourne. My work is in visual arts, graphic design, and theatre.
I became an artist and creative thinker at a very young age (thanks Mom!), and, while primarily a painter and graphic designer, I have played with many other mediums, including photography, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, collage, and printmaking.
My passion for the arts evolved as I attended Georgetown University. As part of the School of Foreign Service, I wanted to explore how people around the world use art to form cultural connections and spark dialogue about individuality and multiculturalism. This led me to become Executive Director of an international arts nonprofit, Paintbrush Diplomacy. I love nonprofits, and I believe in the power of the arts to improve our communities at all levels, local to global.
At Georgetown I also began working in theatre, learning a variety of technical and artistic skills such as scenic painting, carpentry, welding, and rigging. Theatre has a way of pulling you in and not letting go, so I continued developing these skills in my work with the San Francisco Playhouse.
Through it all, I am always exploring, learning, and finding new passions. And I especially love working with diverse people, groups, and organizations.
Thanks for looking at my work, and I hope we can work together soon!