Leila Singleton : Featured Artist, April 2010
San Francisco-based artist Leila Singleton is the featured exhibitor at Gecko Gecko Thai-California Eatery during the month of April. Singleton's artwork is photographic, but with a twist: much of her work could be mistaken for abstract paintings.
Singleton, who works in the medium of digital photography, boasts a vivid collection that transforms run-of-the-mill sights and objects into abstract visions. She "...began as a painter, majored in graphic design and became enamored of photography along the way." Singleton synthesizes that journey in her fine artwork, using her camera to capture an eclectic -- and often unrecognizable -- array of subjects. She employs a digital paintbrush to put the final, chromatic touches on each piece, altering the raw imagery as little as possible.
Singleton moved to San Francisco in 2008 from her native Fort Collins, Colorado. Doodling since she was just a few months old, she graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2003 with summa cum laude honors and the school’s Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design Award. Active in multiple artistic disciplines, she regularly exhibits her fine art, photography and graphic design work, which has appeared in shows in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Times Square and Kharkov, Ukraine. As a photographer, she is represented by shopSCAD, her alma mater’s famed retail gallery. Her photography also enjoys an online presence, having garnered mention on popular interior design blog Style Court, and appearing in Gawker Artists, a juried digital showcase on New York City-based blog Gawker.com.
Fourteen prints from Singleton's collection are on display at Gecko Gecko through April 30, 2010. All pieces are available for purchase. Collectors should inquire via email: collectors :: at :: leilasingleton :: dot :: com. For more information about Singleton's work, visit her profile on Artslant.com.