Leanne graduated from University of Teesside with a BA (Hons) in Fine art. She immediately joined Durham Secondary SCITT, where she trained to be a Secondary (11-16) Art Teacher and now teaches at Sedgefield Community College. Over the last 8 years Leanne has juggled Teaching with studio practice, something that has been both challenging and rewarding. Leanne's work explores women, their lives and their 'place'. Much of her work is also preoccupied with social history, popular culture and ornate decoration. She also loves to experiment with colour, materials and techniques.