Leisa Russell is a renown Sculptor, Jeweller, Ceramicist and Bonsaist based in Byron Bay.
Leisa’s love of art began in her early childhood. She developed her passion for making objects with clay and other materials she found in the bush around her Gold Coast hinterland home.
“Art was all around me from as early as I can remember, and I was always encouraged to explore and create without boundaries. I was very fortunate to grow up on a rural property which was a breeding ground for creativity. Natural resources were in abundance and throughout my art career I’ve preferred natural found materials to build my works with or as the inspiration behind a concept.”
Leisa has a varied skill base and works in a variety of mediums and size ranges. From life-size bronzes to her fine sterling silver rings, one thing becomes quite evident. She has an enormous enthusiasm for exploring and mixing mediums and a strong passion for portraying a message and self-expression.
Having a healthy respect for nature and developing a strong sense of self are two values Leisa embraces in life.
As a sculptor, she describes her three-dimensional work as a porthole to her inner thoughts, feelings and philosophies and enjoys the opportunity it presents to connect with others through life experience.
“There is so much more to creating sculpture than just the original concept. Size, medium, colour and audience all have to be considered carefully as each plays an important role in the final outcome and success of the piece."