Jan Kossen

Contemporary Art Gallery

Michelle Leavitt-Djonlic




Andeo Hat Models

Artists Statement

I am a social realist painter. Early in life I was encouraged and supported by family to

experiment with watercolour, a medium I use exclusively today. I have always been

drawn to the colour palettes and compositions of Edouard Manet and Diego Velazquez.

Their ability to draw the viewer into the lives of their subjects within their painted

masterpieces - this is both feeling and technique I use within my own work today. This

careful balance allows me the opportunity to present to the viewer my connection with

my subject and create their unique painted story.