Linnea Leeming




Linnea Toney Leeming is an abstract painter who grew up in a family of artists. She has had a multi-faceted career as a painter, educator, photographer and photographer's stylist that spans more than 40 years. After achieving her BFA and exhibiting for many years as a fine art photographer, Linnea became intrigued by the ability to visually communicate without the distraction of mechanical tools. Pursuing this passion for painting she attended RISD and the Boston Museum School as well as receiving years of private instruction in abstraction from such luminaries as Katherine Porter, Victor Lara and Lenny Long. She has been a successful exhibiting abstract painter since 1993.

Linnea continues her interest in eye to hand directness in creating her own sense of space and time, using the abstractionist's process-driven approach to painting and utilizing the practice of listening to the unconscious. Large abstract paintings are conceived by making a series of considered decisions fueled by issues of color and space, where lines, patterns, and textures overlap and merge into unified compositions. Working intuitively and impulsively, always vibrant and energetic, her paintings burst with color; the mind and hand working together to spark imagination.

Linnea's paintings can be seen in galleries and collections throughout New England, New York and Southern California.

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Townley Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. 2013-present
ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI, 2014
Bego Ezair Gallery, Madison Ave, NYC, 2011-2012
Bego Ezair Gallery, Southampton, NY
Bego Ezair Hotel-Gallery, Greenport, NY
Copley Society, Newbury St., Boston, MA 2011-present
Diana Levine Gallery, Boston, MA 2010 – present
Courtyard Gallery, Mystic, Conn. 2008 – 2012
Complements Gallery, Warwick, RI. 2008 – present
Charlestown Gallery, Charlestown, RI 2006 – present


SOLO Show, ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI, Jun-July 2014
SOLO Show, RISCA, Block Island Airport, April-July, 2014
Providence Art Club, “Juried Members”, Charlton Goff Award, Feb. 2014
Gallery Z, “Collections”, Jan-March, 2014
Newport Art Museum, “Annual Juried Exhibition”, Jan.-May 2013, Jan-May 2014
Charlestown Gallery, “The Abstracts Show”, May 2012
Providence Art Club, “Engaging the Senses”, large abstract paintings, May 2012
Bego Ezair Gallery, Southampton, Summer Summit, June-Aug 2011
Bego Ezair Hotel-Gallery, Greenport, NY, Summer Summer Summit, June-Aug 2011
Imago Gallery, Invitational, Warren, RI, Jan. 2011
SOLO SHOW, Atrium Gallery, One Financial Plaza, Providence, RI, April-Oct. 2010
“14 Large Abstracts”
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, “The Color of Light”, abstract paintings, Feb. 2010
Scenes of Rhode Island, Governor’s Juried Show, Jan. 2009, Jan. 2010
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI, Members Show, June 2008, 2009, 2010
Charlestown Gallery, Charlestown, RI, Abstract Painters Show, Aug. 2006
South County Art Association, Kingston, RI, Open Juried and Members shows, 2005, 2006, 2007, Invitational 2010