Leanne Talbot Nowell


Hello, I’m Leanne, 

Born and raised in South Africa I am now living in Rome, Italy with my husband Simon.

We live in the center of a medieval village called Marino, just 30 kms south of the Colosseum. You can see some of my illustrated blogs about our street in lockdown.

Watercolours are my favorite medium at the moment for their versatility and effect. 

Take a look at my prints and patterns page. Examples of my latest repeating designs. Mostly florals for printing on papers and fabrics, or for use as digital backgrounds on your webpage etc. I have a diploma in Textile design from Durban Tech. In the 80’s we learned to design and make seamless patterns by hand. Tracing and painting in gouache.

Check my blog for my watercolour  illustrated cycling tour across Europe. I managed a solo trip of 4200 kms from Marino to Oslo in 2018.

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Rome Hobby show 2019
Leanne painting
Leanne Talbot Nowell

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Leanne’s designs are nothing short of spectacular! She bucks the minimalist concept with gorgeous, improbable combinations of meticulously researched themes and delightful colours. I just wish I could have them all🥰🥰

    1. Thank you so much Alison! 💝

  2. Leanne: you are such a talented artist. Your paintings are fabulous and a joy to look at!

    1. Thanks so much Susy

  3. You are a multi-talented person, Leanne! 👏

    (Of course, I could tell straight away that you wrote well! 🙂)

    1. Very nice of you Ken, thanks. Hope you have a great weekend.

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