Who is Leanne Fink?

Oil Painter

Teacher

Volunteer

Entrepreneur

In the fabric of life, many threads are woven. For Leanne, art is a way of life and a family tradition. Since early childhood, pencil and brush were an extension of her and an outlet for her inquisitive mind. Under the guidance of her artist uncle, she learned the basics of the craft. The passion was ignited for a lifetime of creative expression.

Leanne earned a degree in fine arts and pursued a commercial career as an art director. She began her own ad agency in the New York metro area. Family came next and she embraced the role of art instructor for her children. After retirement from nearly two decades in practice as a doctor of chiropractic, life has come full circle.

In the studio, Leanne spends her days embracing the dynamic nature of art and creating new work for hungry patrons. She is a regular fixture at juried local and regional art shows including the annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour. She takes commission assignments and offers private instruction in oil and acrylic painting to all levels. Leanne lives and creates her art in Loudoun County, Virginia.

CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL

Leanne Fink, (b. 1958, NJ) Currently resides and works in Loudoun County, VA.

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EDUCATION

1979              Seton Hall University, Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

SELECTED WORKSHOPS: Louis Escobedo (3), Antonia Walker (2), Kurt Schwarz, David Shevlino, William Schneider, Bethanne Kinsella Cople (2)

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018              Loudoun Government Center, Leesburg, VA

2017              Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty, Hamilton, VA

 

SELECTED JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018              A Moment in Time: An Homage to the World of Film, AIM Gallery, Middleburg, VA

2018              Larkin Arts’ Regional Juried Art Show, Wine-Rimer Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

2018              New Beginnings Online Exhibition, Manhattan Arts International

2018              5th Annual South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition, Montpelier Center for Arts & Education, Montpelier, VA

2018              Animals Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

2018              Middleburg Arts Council’s ‘Love in the Burg’, AIM Gallery, Middleburg, VA

2017              30 Years of Vision Loudoun Arts Council’s Anniversary Invitational, Arts in the Village Gallery, Leesburg, VA

2016-2018    Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour, Purcellville, VA

2015-2018    Tryst Gallery, Leesburg, VA

2015-2017    Middleburg Arts Council Annual Juried Art Show, Byrne Gallery, Middleburg, VA

2015-2016    Hunt Country Harvest Ball Art Show and Sale, Salamander Resort, Middleburg, VA

2015              Four Seasons of Oatlands Small Works, Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, VA

2014-2018    Art at the Mill, Clarke County Historical Society, Millwood, VA

2014              Long Branch Art Competition, Long Branch Historic House and Farm, Millwood, VA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016-2018    Fine Art Exhibit, Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA

2017              Art of Conservation: An Exhibition of the Loudoun Sketch Club, Land Trust of Virginia, Purcellville, VA

2017              Colors of Loudoun: An Exhibition of the Loudoun Sketch Club, Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, VA

2016, 2018   Bluemont Community Fair Fine Art Exhibit

2016              Loudoun Sketch Club Annual Art Show & Sale, Aldie Mill, Aldie, VA

2015-2016    Hunt Country Harvest Ball Art Show, Salamander Resort, Middleburg, VA

2015              Loudoun Sketch Club Annual Art Show & Sale, Hillsborough Vineyard, Hillsborough, VA

 

 

AWARDS

2018              Best in Show: A Moment in Time, AIM Gallery, Middleburg, VA

2018              Juror’s Choice Award: Larkin Arts’ Regional Juried Art Show, Wine-Rimer Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

2018              Award of Excellence: New Beginnings Online Exhibition, Manhattan Arts International

2018              Special Recognition Award: Animals, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

2015              Fall Favorite Award: Plein Air Pastoral, Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, VA

2014             Staff Favorite Award: Long Branch Art Competition, Long Branch Historic House and Farm, Millwood, VA

 

SELECTED ARTIST TALKS

2018              Middleburg Arts Council’s ‘Love in the Burg’, AIM Gallery, Middleburg, VA

2017              Steel Magnolias Group Show (December Featured Artist), Tryst Gallery, Leesburg, VA

2017              Middleburg Arts Council’s ‘The Country Way’, Byrne Gallery, Middleburg, VA

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Jim Sisley: “Source Image: Uplifting Souls with Color”, Get Out Loudoun, July 2018, pp. 6-7

Carolyn Edlund: “Featured Artist Leanne Fink”, Artsy Shark, May 2018, https://www.artsyshark.com/2018/05/14/featured-artist-leanne-fink/

Elaine A. Watt: “Artists in Middleburg Exhibit ‘Love in the ‘Burg'”, Middleburg Life, March 2018, pp. 26-27

Morgan Hensley: “The Art of the ‘Country Way'”, Middleburg Life, February 2017, pp. 4-5

 

TEACHING

2017-2018    Individual Instruction

2016-2018    Inner Artist Workshop Series, Various Locations

2016-2017    Art Instructor, Loudoun County Public Schools Adult Education Program, Leesburg, VA; Class Title: Paint Your Masterpiece! Beginner Acrylic Painting

 

FUNDRAISING

2018              Friends of Leesburg Public Arts’ Windows of Leesburg Auction, Leesburg, VA

2018              Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center’s 10×10 Winter Challenge, Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, VA

2017-2018    Friends of Leesburg Public Arts’ 5×7 Art Show & Sale, Leesburg, VA

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Oil Painters of America

The Loudoun Sketch Club (President 2018-2020)

Loudoun Arts Council

Friends of Leesburg Public Arts