Leigh Viner


Monet Study No 01 - Geraniums and Roses

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© Leigh Viner 2019 Mixed Media on paper

© Leigh Viner 2019 Mixed Media on paper

I love to get lost in stories of an artists life, their day to day processes as an artist, their brushstrokes and materials used, discovering similarities in my days to their habits, but with that I am especially in love with the inspiration that it can bring to my own art.

The list is long of artists that I am completely obsessed with, one including the great Claude Monet. His art has been on the forefront as of late as I will be seeing his work in person for the first time this Fall at the Denver art Museum. “Truth in Nature” which will include 120 of Claude Monet’s paintings spanning his entire career. To say I’m excited is an understatement. I am sure it will be especially crowded, but I will be soaking in the moment as much as possible regardless.

This piece was meditative in the process and will be inspiration for more to come in the future I am sure.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! xo

Dawn -Abstract Bloom Series - August 2019

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© Leigh Viner 2019 16x20” Mixed Media Oil Pastel, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas… Original Available  Here

© Leigh Viner 2019 16x20” Mixed Media Oil Pastel, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas… Original Available Here


“The First together is the morning itself

the marrying wish of dew

the first dance of the grass,

renewed like a child’s clock.

The Early light unaware of the low hum

that entwines the mood of the air-

strangely worshiping

in high memory cries.

And we remember the ghosts better in the morning,

the rising light that is always a grace

on the back of the things you love

scattered through the house like Lego.

The bed remains ancient in its ritual of worship

a personal attack against strangers

made up of all its own Trojan wars

hung in literature, un-debated.

It is easy to believe that is is privilege to grow old

in the morning and that age is young

and all that is above will remain immortal

regardless of loneliness.

~ Greta Bellamacina

Experimenting on a smaller canvas for some larger scale pieces that I will be working on soon. This is part of my Bloom series, but a little more abstract than the previous versions. Will be experimenting with both versions as they get larger and will share of course. xo