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Hi, I’m Leanne, a self-taught artist based in Laois. I run Paper Nettle Studio from my at-home studio. I have always had a keen interest in art since I was a child, and always dreamed of becoming an artist. Last year (2022), I decided to finally take the plunge and begin turning that dream into a reality. I mainly focus on making cyanotype artworks. A lot of my work features flowers which I pick and press myself to use for my cyanotypes. I make a broad range of cyanotype products such as greeting cards, artwork, tote bags and home décor.

For my artwork, I take inspiration from nature and my surroundings. I also make polymer clay earrings in varying shapes, styles and colours. I sell my pieces at markets locally and nationally, and on my website.