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Leah Kohlenberg


Leah Kohlenberg

I consider myself an urban painter, and more specifically, I'm interested in story.

I selected these three paintings because they not only showcase my work, but also create a narrative - from zoomed out exurban car on a quiet road, to an empty cobbled street of closed restaurants, to a closeup of boys playing by a fountain.

All of them were painted in 2020 or 21, and I think the first two in particular reflect the isolation and emptiness of urban areas created by the pandemic.  The third, based on a photo I took in 2011, reminds me of the pre-Covid life I miss.

Oil | Acrylic | Watercolor/ Ink
Community: North Portland
Studio Number: 13
Facebook:  Leah.Kohlenberg
Instagram: @leahkohlenberg