Leah Probst is a Toronto based realist artist specializing in painting and drawing the representation of everyday subjects including food, animals and people. She loves the challenge of a portrait; the constant pursuit of resemblance. Her objective is to represent her subject within various contexts of contemporary society. Exploring and discovering new possibilities and techniques in drawing and painting, she creates work that builds on the traditional practices of portraiture. By doing so, this enables her to create work that is both visually intriguing and uniquely her own. Probst believes a truly well done portrait should not only demonstrate the likeness of object but more importantly, it should capture the spirit, personality and the true character of the subject.
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