Leah Waichulis B. 1979
Charcoal and pastel on paper
5 1/2 x 8 inches
15 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
The drawing Moving Day shows the worn interior of a bare bedroom. Flowers are on the sill, the bed is made, and cardboard boxes are on the floor filled with belongings. The piece is about our attachment to places despite our need to move on.
In her paintings and drawings of interiors and landscapes, Leah Waichulis combines direct observation with memory and emotion, conveying an authentic sense of place.
Leah Waichulis exhibits in galleries nationwide and was recently featured in two North Light Books: Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing and Strokes of Genius: Light and Shadow. Her artwork has been included in national and international publications such as American Artist, Artist's Magazine, Drawing, International Artist, and featured on the cover of Art Calendar. She has received awards from Artist's Magazine, American Women Artists, Salon International, and International Artist's Magazine.
Today, she and her husband live and work in their home and studio in Bear Creek Township, Pennsylvania. In 2009, they completed their first instructional DVD, The Waichulis Studio Drawing Clinic: First Steps. Leah, Anthony, and the students at Ani Art Academy Waichulis continue to work together on a daily basis and have become vital to each other's creative process.
Leah Waichulis graduated cum laude with an Associate’s Degree in Painting and Illustration, studied Fine Art at Pennsylvania State University, and completed the apprenticeship program at The Waichulis Studio. Leah Waichulis' work continues to evolve with her ongoing study of fine art.