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Is a versatile visual artist who works in watercolors, oils, acrylics, mixed media, and encaustic.
She also makes ceramics, sculptures, and installations.
Influenced at first by Di Cavalcanti, Kandinsky, and abstract expressionism, especially in the color field.
Her passion, intellectual rigor, and solid technique create a genuinely original body of work.
She was born in Brazil, lives and works in New York, and holds a degree in Art History (MFA) at Faap- Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado and fine art (BFA) at Fatea- Faculdades Integradas Teresa D’Avila.
Studied Art History at Scuola Lorenzo de Medici in Florence – Italy. Sculpture, Printmaking at The Art Student League of New York and New York Studio School of Drawing.
Leda has started to draw at the age of 06 years old and been painting since she was 13 years old. She has participated in many exhibitions in Europe, Asia, the USA, and Brazil. She was published in a few art books, art magazines, and more. She also has gotten a few prizes and awards.
Art critic by Harry Nasse ( The Founder of the Watd-Nasse Gallery)
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