Anne van Leeuwen lives in Denver, Colorado.
Anne is currently teaching Papermaking at the Washington Heights Art Center in Lakewood, Colorado.
Anne has been working in handcrafted paper since 1985. Recently she is working with paper as a medium for sculpture. The results are exciting.
A current series is the "Dress as Sculpture". Please take a closer look under the Handcrafted Paper tab and the Portfolio menu.
Historic photographic processes (also known as alternative photography) such as cyanotype, gum bichromate,van Dyke and hand-coloring are used in these images creating a unique photographic print. Toy camera (medium format) work is another current fascination.
The imagery is varied. Anne finds inspiration in historic churches of the American Southwest, nature and landscape. The photos of her travels remind her of the fulfillment of a lifelong wanderlust and personal search for freedom.
View Anne's original artwork on the Portfolios page.