Hello, I’m Leanne 

Born and raised in South Africa I am now living in Rome, Italy with my husband Simon. We have five children and four grandchildren.

Painting with watercolour  –  Since we do a lot of biking in Italy, it’s an easy way to capture scenes along the way. These sketches have recently led to the making of three kids books and an illustrated blog of my bike ride from Rome to Oslo.

Qualifications – I have a diploma in Textile design, and studied the Charles Bargue drawing course in Rome. I’m a full time designer working on fabric and wallpaper collections. See them for sale on Spoonflower and Redbubble. 

Leanne Talbot Nowell
Ponza island style, where my passion for watercolor began.
100 paintings in 3 months!

Water, Pigment and Light - my three friends who difficult to handle, but I love them!

Journey to Marino by Leanne Talbot Nowell
Childrens book illustrated and written for my Grandchildren, a story about their visit to our town Marino.
day 27 Rome to Oslo, watercolour Leanne Talbot Nowell
Painting from my illustrated blog. My bike on a canal in France during my solo bike ride from Rome to Norway.
Rome Hobby show 2019
Some of my designs on show at the Rome Hobby Fair.
Leanne Nowell painting leaves
Painting for a design - Autumn leaves.
Leanne painting
Cycling and painting
Autumn leaves by paperbrush
Autumn leaves design for fabric and wallpaper.
Leanne Talbot Nowell
Simon and Leanne
autumn leaves design on bag by paperbrush
available printed on fabric, wallpaper and other goodies.

Take a look at my portfolio, and please come back soon, my work grows by the day!

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