Leah Dorrian


Washington D.C. born 1995

BA Graphic Design, University of Maryland, BC


Leah’s artwork is a form of communication that shares a reverence for spirituality, mathematical beauty, mystery, divinity, and the wonders of nature.


Her inspiration is drawn mostly from the natural world, when she ventures to stunning locations to paint en plain air. From these realistic landscape paintings, Leah also draws a bridge from the physical to the ethereal realm to create surreal paintings that include many dimensions of life. Her surrealistic works are embedded with symbols and messages that invite the viewer to contemplate the intrinsic nature of the human experience and the vast possibilities of imagination.


Venturing deep into the mind and into nature, Leah’s art captures the reverberations of what she discovers and wishes to share with the collective consciousness- to inspire the love of mystery, wonder, and peace. 


Grants & Awards 

2016 - Independent Graphic Design Research Award, Switzerland

2017 - Independent Graphic Design Research Award, Maryland


Exhibitions & Festivals

2017- Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick Maryland

2018 - Envision Festival, Costa Rica  

2018 - Kinnection Festival, Tennessee

2018 - Clustxr Festival, West Virginia

2018 - Solo Exhibition, Gallery Lucid, Austin Texas

2018 - Surrealism Exhibition, The Pershing, Austin, Texas

2019- Plein Air Paintings, town center gallery, Bisbee Arizona

2019 - Private Gallery Exhibition, The Pershing, Austin, Texas

2019- MAPS Global Summit- Exhibition, Austin, Texas




2017 - UMBC Magazine

2018 - Austin Chronicle

2019 - Almost Real Things