Leah Goren’s illustrations and paintings are a ray of sunshine. Bright, colorful, and, most often than not, engulfed in floral patterns – her art will introduce an early summer to your Instagram feed.
With a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design, Goren admits that fashion and patterns play a big role in her work. “I like fashion and people’s personal styles,” she relayed in an interview with The Great Discontent. “When I draw patterns, that’s a big part of my work and drawing girls and the clothes they wear makes a lot of sense. I don’t know if it was ever conscious. I draw what I’m interested in.”
Being a fashionable woman herself, she tends to focus on other fashionable women, painting them with striking, eye-popping colors. “People often ask me about my choice to draw women with all different body types and if I’m making feminist art,” she remarked. “It’s like, well, it’s not not feminist, but I’m not choosing to draw all different body types because I’m trying to make a feminist statement. I just have the knowledge inside of me that, yes, all of these body types exist. That’s a fact.”
With almost 90k followers on Instagram, people are indeed taking note. Her work has also attracted commercial clients and sought after collaborations with brands like Anthropologie, Chronicle Books, Kate Spade, Penguin Random House, Revlon, and Vogue.
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