Leigh Anne is an international watercolor artist and professional musician based in Oceanside, San Diego. She is inspired daily, as a breath of fresh air, by for the California coast, spring flowers, cardinals in winter, and simple joys found up close in nature. She enjoys capturing a moment of beauty for a variety of canvases through painting "live" and through photographic journaling. Her paintings express a varied exploration of brush and water techniques, which occasionally include acrylic or gouache mediums. She has exhibited her artwork in Orquevaux and Paris, France; Florence, Italy; and around Southern California including Temecula, Oceanside, and more. She hopes her passion to create visual art inspires you to take a moment in her artistic galleries to share some of the treasures she holds dear.
Her haiku entitled, "Paint" summarizes her inspiration and the celebration of love she has for watercolor painting:
"Not enough, enough!
Fresh air, lingering flowers
Ray of hope, sunset."
An accomplished professional musician and educator with over 50 years experience, Leigh Anne is a classical and jazz pianist and vocalist, coach, published composer, and conductor/music director. She has an incredible passion for classical music, jazz, and musical theater, but greatly appreciates music of all types. She treasures those “Aha!” moments that occur for her students, celebrates their unique successes, and believes in cultivating fun and empowering experiences for all ages and levels of learning. As a performer, she has loved connecting with all her audiences through the years in many performance venues, concert halls, restaurants, private celebrations, and cabarets. Her award-winning conducting and music direction credits have spanned many decades and locations in the US. A native of Danville, Illinois, she is a graduate of the esteemed Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, where she received her degree in Piano Performance. Subscribe to her YouTube channel for original jazz compositions, edgy covers and jazz standards. Reviews of her debut original CD, “Sandbar,” and live performances are found at allaboutjazz.com. To get your copy of “Sandbar,” or "Jazzy Carols," you are welcomed to contact directly via email button below. Links for streaming and digital download from your favorite digital music platforms are at the bottom of the page.
PC: Jonah Duhe
Some of Leigh Anne's hobbies include modeling, makeup and skincare, cooking, making jam, baking chocolate chip cookies, sewing, designing fashions, ballroom and disco dancing, fitness, running long distance, and having fun conversations in pig-latin. She loves her dog Bayley, and is grateful to stay connected with family and her many friends around the world through social media! Stay in touch by joining her mailing list today!