Artist Bio – Leesa Osburn

I was born and raised near the Oregon Coast. I enlisted in the Army and had the opportunity to travel to Germany. After several years serving my country I returned to the U.S and settled in Las Vegas, NV for 14 years. After too many hot summers in 2019, my husband and I moved to Halls, Tennessee with our two rescue dogs. The change in environment has reinvigorated my need to put paint to canvas.

I have a Bachelors in Studio Art from University Nevada Las Vegas and paint mostly in Water Soluable Oils. My work, mostly landscape, has been shown now in several local exhibits and hope to expand my reach to future juried events. 

I enjoy “rescuing” formerly used canvases and frames. Many canvases only need a tiny amount of work and a neutral basecoat in oils to prepare them for a new day of painting. Good quality frames often just need a new coat of paint and the two, canvas and frame, are ready to be joined. I often choose to paint on gallery wrapped canvases which omits the need for a frame all together.

To expand my craft, I recently joined Tuesday Painters a Plein Air painting group. For ease of portability I have been dabbling in Watercolor. I usually paint closer to a Realism style, but for Plein Air, I am trying to incorporate the Impressionistic style.

My portfolio showcases various projects created throughout this year. All of the artwork is done in water base oils and ready to be displayed. See my contact information below and get in touch.