Leah Nadeau is a contemporary abstract fine artist from Michigan. Nadeau’s vibrant artworks combine geometric abstraction, energetic color stories, loose brushstrokes, and clean line work. Her work is inspired by travel, architecture, her film studies, and time periods in culture and design such as the German Expressionist Movement, the Art Deco Movement, and the Mid-Century Modern Era.
In 2006, Nadeau’s travels prompted her to purchase a sketchbook for the first time, beginning a transformative journey into art. In these early moments of her career, Nadeau’s skills for discernment and visual memory became finely tuned, utilizing industry, architecture, and design influences to sketch. Realizing that not every person is drawn to the same specific visual stimuli, she began incorporating these distinctions into her work– commentary on the imagery we consume. Her education as a film student gives her a unique perspective: the ability to view the world from the outside in, as if watching characters interact in the story scapes she creates with paint. Years of painting have only clarified this vision.
Known for bright, saturated colors, highly textured paintings, line work, and vivid shapes, Nadeau's work challenges the ways we see and interpret the world. She has sold over 170 pieces of original art direct to buyers. Nadeau’s paintings “Electric Circus” 1 & 2 were purchased by the Henry Ford Health System and are on permanent display at the Brigette Harris Cancer Center. Her solo exhibitions at Great Lakes Coffee Co. in 2019 and Brewery Faisan in 2020 were met with universal praise. When in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, you can stop by the local streets to find her outdoor public artwork display, “Art From My Heart”, a four-foot painted heart installation. Nadeau’s distinctive paintings incorporate her authenticity and innovation, themes which stay with her Collectors long after they first view her paintings.
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