Lianne Schneider is a retired high school teacher with a life-long interest in writing (poetry) and a more recent love of fine art photography and digital art. She has two self-published volumes of poetry, "Songs of the Heart's Longing" from Blurb publishing and "Ecclesiastes for Sixty: Seasons in Solitude" from Xlibris. Both volumes contain the artist's own original art and photography to accompany her contemporary style poetry.
Lianne's photography highlights the natural beauty of the seasons, especially amidst the rolling hills and waterways of western New York. Wandering the creeks near her home, standing beneath a small cascade or majestic waterfall, being truly present to the changes of season, delighting in the beauty of flowers and woodlands carried her along on what became a profound spiritual journey in a way that words alone could not contain. So it is, almost by accident, she became an artist too.
Now, she has converted both those loves into digital paintings that express what she sees with the heart more than with the eye. Contemporary, yet timeless, her digital paintings are modern realism but with homage to the classic works.