About LeahLeah Landau was born in Poland in 1945, a child of holocaust survivors. As a child she lived in Israel and moved to Montreal with her family.
Presently she is living in Toronto. She attended Sir George Williams University and McGill University before moving to Ontario. Leah taught art, literature and drama to students from grade 1 to grade 8 at various school boards. After experiencing some health issues, she left her career and is pursuing her passion for painting. She has travelled extensively in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia.
Leah works on life drawings, abstracts and impressions. She is interested in experimenting with various media and techniques on paper and canvas. With one or two strokes of colour she skilfully creates movement and mood. Leah's background and travel has contributed to her keen eye and joy of expressing her artistic personal philosophy.
Presently she is working with the human form as a landscape which expresses movement and emotion. No two figures are the same and yet they constantly portray universal ideas and feelings regardless of race and creed.
"Art is not necessarily a thing of beauty. It is an extension of the artist's passions and emotions released through the hand and eye. Society's values and mores are also reflected in the artist's work. "
She is a member of Art workshops at the Koffler Art Centre in Toronto. She works from her studio at home. You can view some of her work on her website.