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Artist LeAnne Sowa


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Biography


 
LeAnne (Mawby) Sowa is a watercolor artist from Cedar Springs, Michigan just north of Grand Rapids.  At an early age she discovered her passion for art.  She spent a lot of her time drawing and sketching animals, people and buildings on paper. As an adult her favorite medium soon became watercolor.  
To hone her skills, LeAnne took drawing classes in high school including mechanical drafting. Later studies included classes with Nancy Fox at Montcalm Community College, classes at the Franciscan Center with June Berte, Cheri Den Boer and Linda Baker. One of her greatest opportunities was to enroll in a watercolor class at Hertfordshire College in Ware, England where her family was living for a year.
LeAnne has been exhibiting her work since 1988, participating in a multitude of shows. The list of shows include, Gifts of Art; Ann Arbor Hospital in Ann Arbor, St. Cecilia's Terry Berry Gallery; Grand Rapids, Greenville Community Center; Greenville, Eclectic Gallery in Ionia, Bella Vista Church in Rockford, D2 D2 Rivertown Artists Gallery; Grand Rapids, the Steketies Rivertown Gallery; Grand Rapids, Rogue River Artists Group Shows (Rockford), Brighton Library Art Exhibit and outdoor shows in Saugatuck, Holland, Grand Rapids, Ionia, Novi, Pentwater, and Rockford.  2013 marked  her fifth year in Artprize Grand Rapids.  LeAnne has received the honor of the Cora Bliss Taylor Award in July 2011 and then most recently the Judy and Tom Anthrop Award July 2013 at the Saugatuck Waterfront Invitational. Her painting, “Glass Garden” was a finalist in the 2013 Loeschner Art Competition at Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
LeAnne’s Art was purchased by Greenville Metro Health, Metro Health Park East in Grand Rapids, The Homestead in Glen Arbor, and Mercantile Bank in Grand Rapids.
Her art is currently in “North Bound” in Charlevoix, Michigan, and in several "Frames Unlimited" galleries in Michigan. [...]

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