Annelisa Leinbach views painting as a form of journalism, a way to absorb impressions of the world around me onto paper. raised in the wilderness of the American Southwest by two geologists, she was taught to appreciate the overlooked details in landscape. As an undergraduate at Yale, she studied art as a method of documenting injustice in America. Since then she has lived a nomadic life, visiting over 35 countries across the world. She paints from life, combining scenes with local history and mythology in detailed colorful murals on city streets. Her aim is to build ecosystems that reflect our own so that the viewer can enter these spaces that are part representation and part fantasy.