Leanne Baird is a visual artist residing in Peterborough, Ontario. A former landscape designer, Leanne’s love of the natural world has evolved onto the canvas. Leanne followed her passion to be a visual artist and returned to school to obtain her BA in studio from the University of Toronto. Her education also includes international studies in both the USA and India. Immersion into the study of yoga and ancient Indian scriptures has enabled Leanne to develop a subtle eye and a sublime feeling for her surroundings.
Continuing to be inspired by nature, Leanne’s art making process focuses on the landscape, specifically trees. Leanne practices capturing the feeling of the natural world by absorbing herself into the elements of nature such as earth, water and light and expressing her experience in an abstracted expression of the landscape. She currently works with the acrylic medium.
Leanne’s work has been shown at the Frederick Horsman Varley Gallery, The Agnes Jamieson Gallery, The Art Gallery of Peterborough, The Uxbridge Studio Tour, The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour, Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre, as well as various juried group and solo shows.
She is currently represented by The Ethel Curry Gallery in Haliburton and the Colborne Street Gallery in Fenelon Falls.
Leanne has taught children’s and corporate workshops at the Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery in Unionville. She has also taught in the Toronto, York, Durham, and Kawartha Pine Ridge district school boards as well as Lakefield College. She served for three years on the board of directors at the Art School of Peterborough. Leanne is currently focusing on her own painting practice.