Leanne Blair

our story, yOur Story (Triptych)

 SPA 2018, Leanne Blair Your Story, Our Story (triptych), Mixed media, 60 x 80cm, 70 x 80cm, 60 x 80cm NFS All rights reserved

SPA 2018, Leanne Blair Your Story, Our Story (triptych), Mixed media, 60 x 80cm, 70 x 80cm, 60 x 80cm NFS All rights reserved

From an early age I’ve been a nomadic soul, living in the Middle East, Europe and working as an Art Teacher in very contrasting environments across Scotland. This continues to inspire my artwork where I combine fragments of these places, documenting their changing history and the people I meet.

Our Story, Your Story’ is a mixed media piece commissioned by WHALE Arts Agency, funded by the National Lottery. I wanted to capture the characters of the young people I worked with in Wester Hailes, celebrating their diverse cultural backgrounds through photo collage, text and combining realism with abstract painting techniques.