Artist and Educator
Leigh Ann Inskeep-Simpson focuses on rural landscape paintings. She is inspired by the gently rolling hills and well-maintained farmland of Champaign County, Ohio. Organic and ever-changing cloud formations contrast with the geometric forms of barns, grain bins, and fields in her paintings.
Leigh Ann Inskeep-Simpson received her B.A. in Art Education from Otterbein College, and her M.F.A. in Painting from Miami University. She has exhibited her paintings in the Midwest, Chicago and New York City. She currently teaches Art, and Art History at Urbana High School, in Urbana Ohio.
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These paintings are based on a small sculpture by Jacques Emile Ruhlmann, Mount From a Sideboard, and a mural painting from the Dratang Monastery. I wanted my Art III and Art IV students to combine unrelated images from Art History and to create a series. Naturally, I did a couple of examples to show them what I was thinking. Then I expanded my series. These paintings are a departure from my cloud series. I have not decided if I will return to the cloud series or start something new.