Drawing and painting has been part of her life since childhood.
She is a versatile visual artist whom works in watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media, photography and encaustic.
She also does make ceramics , sculptures and installations.
Influenced by Kandinsky and abstract expressionism, especially color field , but makes figurative too.
Her passion, intellectual rigor, and solid technique to create a genuinely original body of work.
She also makes ceramics , sculptures and installations.
She was born in Brazil , raised in São Paulo , lives and works in New York, and hold degree in Art History (MFA) at Faap- Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado and Fine Art (BFA) at Fatea- Faculdades Integradas Teresa D’Avila.
Art History at Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence – Italy. And sculpture , printmaking at The Art Student League of New York, and technique in painting and sculpture at New York Studio School of Drawing.
Leda has been painting since she was 13 years old. And has participated in many exhibitions in Europe, Asia, USA, and Brazil.She was published in many art books , art magazines, and more. She also has gotten many prizes and awards.
Art critic by Harry Nasse
Further study and experimentation led Leda to develop her own encaustic technique as a vehicle for exploring the subject.
The unique combination of elements Leda Maria brings to her art work, personal, and professional-gives her the credibility of an original. While each individual piece of hers certainly “ speaks for itself,” when seen in the context of the artist’s background, ideas, and singular technique, it gains a degree of vitality and significance that indicates the true measure of the work.
There is no limit to the various materials that might be used in achieving certain effects. She can combine incongruous shapes and objects and make them work together with unusual skill and sensitivity. Leda is an artist through and through. She is one of the best. I am sure this will become more and more apparent as time goes on as she continues to make her mark in the art world.
Ward Nasse Gallery