Minna Leunig is a visual artist based in Anglesea, Victoria. Her work is largely inspired by the Australian natural landscape and its creatures - all the way from the dry sclerophyll forests of the Strathbogie ranges to the tangled mangroves and thick rainforests of Cape York.
Minna's distinctive style is characterised by stripped back and silhouetted shapes, organic lines, limited pigments and a playful approach to aesthetics. Having grown up in rural North-East Victoria, Minna spent countless hours throughout her childhood and teenage years with her dogs, wandering the bush on foot and on horseback.
She has a profound love and respect for the Australian landscape and all its life forms. Her work often pays homage to these plants and animals, seeking to illustrate them as unique species and individuals – full of character, personality and spirit, in a world that so often commodifies, devalues or destroys them.