Splemdid Yoga with Leigha Nicole
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Leigha Nicole's Art

Leigha's love of art began as a small child when she received an easel from her mother. She took as many art courses as possible in school and as a teen she found Beverly Duncan, her first inspirational teacher in watercolor painting. Living in Japan as a professional dancer years later, she was exposed to many kinds of eastern art which still informs her work to this day.
In 1988 she ordered her first signature chop from renowned Emmy award-winning artist Ning Yeh and has studied the Hsieh-I style of Chinese brush painting with him ever since at many different schools including UCLA, Cerritos and Coastline College.
She was a scenic painter for the Yani Forbidden City Concert Tour '97 in Bejing, China. Also, she painted scenery for and participated in the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics '98 in Nagano, Japan. She has had solo art shows in Point Reyes, Calif. (2002) and Larkspur, Calif. (2003/2004).

Leigha's art is a blend of Chinese brush painting, Japanese sumi-e and western watercolor. Currently, her work is much influenced by her training in traditional Japanese spiritual and cultural arts. She has studied both the Sogestsu and Ikenobu styles of Ikebana (flower arranging) and is an avid student of chanoyu (tea ceremony) thru the lineage of the Urasenke school. She received her Nyumon license from the Urasenke Foundation of San Francisco in 2005 and continues to study with Sensei Minako Tsuji.



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Leigha Nicole