Do you know…

…Lauryn deLeeuw?

Lauryn deLeeuw is a Dutch artist, currently living in the United States. She is conversant in six (6) languages. Lauryn has resided in Asia, Holland, France, England, and the United States. Having been exposed to so many diverse cultures, Lauryn incorporates her past with the present.

I once asked about her choice of paint colors. Lauryn described how vibrant and colorful her childhood in Indonesia was. She described it as a “tropical paradise”. When her family moved to Holland, she said that by comparison – everything looked dark, gray, and dreary. At an early age, Lauryn began to choose bright, vibrant colors to express herself. They evoked happy memories and made her feel alive!

Lauryn deLeeuw is described as an Abstract Expressionist because of the Willem de Kooning influence seen in so many of her paintings. The sensuous designs, bold compositions, and choice of color are influenced by a combination of Asian art, Titian, Cézanne, van Gogh, Manet, Picasso, and de Kooning.

When describing herself, Lauryn states that she is “an artist, creator and free spirit”. She adamantly believes “that art like love, cannot be defined, it comes from a passion within”. Patrons of her art state that her work has “it has its own personality – it will speak to you every time you look at it!”

Lauryn deLeeuw has been displayed in Holland, England, and New York City. She is a member of the Chelsea Arts Club (London) and the New York Students Art League.

Framed original paintings begin at $150.00. To view some of her most expressive works or take a “paint & sip – Abstract Expressionism with Lauryn deLeeuw” visit The Art Factory of White Mills.