Artists We Love: Leah Goren
Leah Goren is one of my favorite female illustrators because of her unpretentious, natural style. The approachability and authenticity of her work invites a feeling of intimacy that I'm particularly drawn to. Also, she paints lots of my favorite things: plants, cats and (unidealized) naked ladies. Oh, and tigers. Her depictions of women in various activities are probably what I'm most drawn to, however. Perhaps because the realness of her style lends itself so well to candid portrayals of people. In any case, this lady is super rad. The more of her work I see, the more stoked I get. And she's done a lot of work.
This explains my struggle with what to share here - she literally has too much awesome stuff going on to summarize in one post. So I chose some pages she's shared from her sketchbooks. A sketchbook often acts as a visual diary of sorts - a place artists go to decompress, play around or express what they're feeling. In that way it can often give a nice glimpse into their life. Enjoy a little peek at Goren's talent below, and make sure to check out more of her work in the links at the end of the post!
Pages from the Sketchbook of Leah Goren:
Leah Goren is an illustrator and surface pattern designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her range of work includes stunning ceramics, vibrant printed fabrics, a few cool books and a heck of a lot of awesome painting. Lucky for us, this prolific creative has her own SHOP. (A few of her enamel pins are also featured in our Time to Get Fancy post.)
For more information and to see more of her work, here are some links:
Featured by Chrissy Lavdovsky
Photos from the Artist's site.