LENI NEWELL IS AN AWARD WINNING PROFESSIONAL ARTIST CONCENTRATING ON ABSTRACT MIXED MEDIA AND FIBER ARTS SINCE 1986.
SHE HELPED FOUND AND MAINTAINED A STUDIO AT ARTSPACE IN DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA FOR 20 YEARS BEFORE MOVING TO EMERALD ISLE, NORTH CAROLINA IN 2006.
NEWELL’S INTERESTING, THOUGHT PROVOKING WORK IS CHARACTERIZED BY THE LAYERING OF SUBTLE COLLAGE ELEMENTS WITH THE TEXTURED APPLICATION OF ACRYLIC PIGMENT.
HER FIBER ART INSTALLATIONS ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR VIBRANT COLORS AND DYNAMIC ENERGY.
NEWELL IS A POPULAR RESIDENCY AND WORKSHOP LEADER KNOWN FOR ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO THINK ABSTRACTLY OUTSIDE THE BOX.
HER EXCITING RESIDENCIES HAVE BEEN AWARDED FUNDING BY BOTH THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS AND THE NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL SINCE 1993.
NEWELL IS THE RECIPIENT OF A REGIONAL ARTIST GRANT FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA ART COUNCIL AND OTHER GRANTS.
HER INNOVATIVE WORK HAS BEEN EXHIBITED IN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES AROUND THE COUNTRY AND CAN BE FOUND IN MANY CORPORATE COLLECTIONS SUCH AS IBM, SMITH GLAXO KLINE, WELLS FARGO BANK AND SAS.
We come to your school as artists-in-residence and work with your students to create memorable art.
Banner Residencies- Students work with Newell to create large, vibrant, impressive banners that are permanently installed in your school lobby or other location of your choice. These bright, colorful hangings bring a child-centered, creative and arts friendly atmosphere to your school.
Batik Residencies - Students create their own individual, exciting Batiks, and develop an understanding of this success oriented, self-esteem boosting, fiber art form with both African and Indonesian roots. This unusual process involves melted wax and vibrant fabric dyes.