Anya Leveille’s multi-dimensional paintings are abstract expressions of visual forms, atmospheres and environments. She studied as a texture artist at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, as well as studying under representational Masters. She has continued to be a student of nature and environment, being influenced by not only sweeping photogenic panoramas, but also by the small, vulnerable moments that are so easily and often lost to memory.
Representation is not photographic, but sensory; using a slow layering process combined with aggressive archeology such as cutting, digging and scratching. The work is nearly ‘archeological’ in nature; building up layers of colour, material, and varying techniques in texture to achieve interest and depth. She blends experimental techniques with ancient, fundamental human mark-making, incorporating marble dust and natural pigments from around the world to produce a sensory feast of place and time. Her capture of the moment allows viewers the joy of their own discovery. aleveille.faso.com