First Friday Santa Cruz



Leah Rose

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Inspired by nature, born from the mind.

My name is Leah Rose. I am primarily a forest & coastal landscape painter. Originally from the Santa Cruz mountains, I now reside in Soquel, California. I have been employed as a commercial artist since 1999.
I am inspired by natural places that quiet your mind and compel a more peaceful kind of contemplation. Forests and ocean scenes are the most in line with my soul. I want to show people with paint the beauty that I feel in these natural places. A new perspective on a cherished place.
I am self taught through practice, online universities & workshops. Studying under Jed Dorsey and Stefan Baumann to name a few. I have also continued to progress my skill during my day job making hand lettered signage, murals & various contracted work.
I create my paintings live on YouTube where you can watch each painting come to life in my home studio in California. Watch your commissioned art come together or even ask questions live. All of my paintings have video content available to enjoy on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and YouTube.

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