Leanne Kelly is an indigenous artist of Onondaga/ Potawatomi descent. Since early childhood she has had a pencil in her hands, drawing pictures on her homework and entering school art contests. Her early media were predominantly graphite and colored pencil, although she played with other media as well.
In high school Leanne won the Congressional Art Award for the State of Michigan, where her drawing "Endangered Species" was hung in the Nation's Capitol for more than a year. She was also featured on the "Today Show." During this time she also won the Lansing Art Scholarship competition.
Leanne continued to draw throughout her life, aligning her art towards her careers in herpetology, and showing and breeding french mastiffs.
Here are a few samples of Leanne's work