My name is Leah Simone Chatzoglou and painting is my passion. I am now a Vancouver based self taught artist, born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After a 10 year career as a personal Financial Advisor, and daily focus on my clients financial dilemmas; my heart led me in another direction. Less than a year ago, my husband and I decided to make the move to beautiful British Columbia to begin really living life and make our dreams come true. More than ever my mind revisited the question, “what is my purpose, what am I here for?” - until it dawned on me that the answer was there all along. I’ve decided to embrace my talents as a painter, and to continue creating original pieces that I love and can share with others.
My art is primarily driven by color, a mood or feeling and is spontaneous. I like to work on several pieces at one time, often leaving them for a while until they feel complete. Expressive painting without a concrete plan is both scary and exciting and this is what keeps me going. I’m interested in exploring various mixed media techniques and artistic growth through continued education at Emily Carr and daily painting at the Beaumont studios.
Focusing on what I love to do, and expressing myself artistically is a privilege and thrill that I am grateful for and am thankful to be able to share with you! Please enjoy my ART & a million Thank yous for stopping by :)
I’ll be at Art In The City all weekend. Lots of canvas paintings for sale!