Leah Pirone (LAH) was born in Perth, Western Australia. Having studied fine art for several years, she gained high distinctions in photography, design and painting. In 2007 LAH had her first solo exhibition, selling almost all paintings on the opening night. February 2016 saw her 2nd exhibition come to life, a collection of mandala inspired paintings which was very well received, included many sales, with the remaining work then going on tour to the Ferguson Hart Winery and Art Gallery in the Ferguson Valley in WA.
Her abstract paintings on canvas link colour and form to music and emotion. She is heavily influenced by dreams, symbolism, myth, environmental politics and depth psychology. Leah is a devout conservationist with a mission to connect people with the beauty of the world around them and enhance the quality of life for all living beings through her original art, photography and designs, with all sales contributing to one of three of her favourite NFP’s: Take 3 (ocean conservation), Wheen Bee Foundation (Australian bee colony research) and the Carbon Reduction Institute (offsetting carbon emissions through worldwide projects in the third world creating clean energy through wind and water).
As a graphic designer, Leah is currently working on her upcoming illustrated fiction book aimed at building wellbeing skills and mental health tools for teens and adults. In the past Leah illustrated a childrens book about unconditional love entitled The Love Bug with Perth author, Amber Mucjanko and she also graphic designed the popular book, The Haiku Of Leadership, written by Dr Ron Cacciope.
Leah is the owner and operator of The Heart Temple, an online shop and market stall. Showcasing her photographs from all over the world, hand drawn illustrations and paintings, she has gained much success with her works being sold to international and local collectors. With a yearning to fulfil her passion for creating, she is also a successful stock photographer who has gained recognition from National Geographic. Her works have been published in print in Xpress magazine, Hawaiian Outrigger magazine, reAKT magazine, The West Australian, Master Builders magazine, Lego: The Book of Everything, and online at numerous travel websites including thrillist.com (“Best Beaches In Australia”), destinationtips.com (10 Remarkable Lost Cities That Time Forgot), arrivalguides.com (“Santorini”), hellorf.com (China), faporbaz.me (India), www.evaneos.de (Denmark) and more. Leah has also been interviewed for various online art blogs and websites.
With a new body of paintings coming together this year, Leah’s 3rd art exhibition is set for late 2018.