Using bright colors and a unique technique, Leah Van Rees’ paintings are known for their vivid and heightened portrayals of nature. Her love and appreciation for art and the outdoors began when she was very young. As a child Leah would transport her small plastic easel onto a dock behind her house to paint, as life went on her enthusiasm for creating flourished. She was one of the first graduates from the Jefferson School in Georgetown, graduated from Cape Henlopen High School and then moved to Newark to study Art at the University of Delaware. After countless hours in the studio and a variety of classes, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA, concentration in painting and a minor in Art History. Leah is a recipient of the Lucille McGee award at the Rehoboth Art League, the George Nocito Award, WHYY and Eugene F. and Catherine Melk Award in Art from the University of Delaware. Her work has been published in Studio Visit magazine, which juries artists as a condition for publication. She has exhibited in both solo and group shows along the east coast as well as outdoor art shows such as the DBH Spring Members Show, St. Peter’s Art Show and the Rehoboth Art League’s Annual Outdoor Fine Art Show.