LeAnn Kalita’s vibrant watercolors, elegant oils, and luscious acylics reflect her passionate approach to art.
She is not a “quiet” painter – she uses color and paint lavishly, achieving her vivid luminescent hues by glazing numerous layers until she achieves her desired effect. This produces paintings that glow from within, containing their own light. She is well known and highly respected for her large scale watercolor paintings, often using a close-in orientation which gives the work a somewhat abstract quality.
LeAnn has a special affinity for portraits – children, adults, pets, homes. Her portrait work reflects her own recognizable style, with each one capturing the individual beauty and personality of the subject, and recording “a moment in time” of a family’s history.
Paintings by LeAnn have been juried into a variety of international, national and regional exhibits, receiving assorted awards including numerous “Best in Show”. Most recently her paintings were selected by the U.S. Department of State to be exhibited in United States embassies in Africa and Central America, and she is included in the 2007 edition of Best of America – Watercolor Artists & Artisans.