Plate 120

(102) Leanne Booth – Outbreak

About this Artwork
Price: $NFS


My reference “Electrical Fireworks” led me down a trail exploring Nikola Tesla’s Magnifying Transmitter and the conversion of low voltage electricity to high voltage, which jumps out through a breakout point. I moved on to looking at how nature creates lightning and then was led into some interesting theoretical articles about the Electric Universe and how much events on the Sun influence our weather & life on Earth.
All of this brought on thoughts of how linked all things are and whilst in isolation during Covid times, I, like us all, watched the world change as this virus started as a small outbreak in an obscure town and spread like lightning, magnifying and transmitting around the globe, causing devastation in some places whilst leaving others relatively untouched, much like a lightning storm.
My pen and ink work “Outbreak” explores both macro and global representation of all of my meandering thoughts during these past few months.

About Leanne

My name is Leanne Booth. I am a full-time working artist who has a studio at my home in Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW. From this base I work to create original paintings and artworks for entry into prizes, solo and group exhibitions and private commissions. I am open to gallery, online and group exhibition opportunities and would be happy to consider projects.
My painting style ranges from contemporary realism through to abstract. I work predominantly with acrylics, inks and mixed media, in layers, and my paintings often begin as a random idea or set of paint strokes, which evolve until the image triggers a memory of an experience or place visited.
Over the years I have learnt to disregard the rules and work experimentally with multiple media, and love the buzz and excitement of surprise results. I still bounce between realism and abstract, but my favourite pieces are the abstract ones, with elements in them that engage with the viewer and I am thrilled when a new narrative is seen within a work.
I paint because I am compelled to record my emotive responses to the world around me. The world is complex, ever changing, oftentimes difficult but my preference is to try to communicate an underlying sense of hope about the world’s evolution and our future.

Link to Leanne’s Art Aviso profile HERE

Leanne was supplied the following page from Newnes’ Pictorial Knowledge Encyclopedia:

Volume 6
How Electricity is supplied
Electrical Fireworks