Ali Leja is a self-taught instinctual painter. As a former school counselor of 20 years, Ali guided her students based on intuition and verification. She applies the same concept to her paintings. She has a feeling of where a color or line should be, she places it on the canvas and then steps back to evaluate. Ali uses large loose brush strokes to create pieces that are abstract expressionistic in style. Ali uses several mediums such as acrylic, oil, pastel, ink, charcoal and pastels to create pieces that are unique in style in texture. Her marks are laid down in a quick fashion to keep each stroke fresh and clean.
Ali’s work is described as happy and joyful. Each painting is done in such a way to evoke a smile or laughter from her audience. Having overcome many obstacles in her life, Ali makes the conscious choice to focus on positivity. This is evident by looking at her paintings. Ali’s appreciation of life goes far beyond her art. She is the mother of two wonderful boys, Quin and Liam, avid rescuer of dogs - current household includes Blue, Stela and Anna Delish and she is married to an Icelandic-American, Helgi Thor.
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30” x 40”
Acrylic and Pastel on Canvas
20” x 30”
Acrylic, Pastel, & Charcoal on Canvas
Lean on Me
30” x 24”
Acrylic, Pastel, Charcoal on Canvas