Miriam Leah particularly enjoys spending hours exploring the details of a face in the process of doing portraits from photos. She tries to portray through the paint some aspect of the essence of this individual, to reveal something of their soul. But her work encompasses a wide variety of themes according to what’s inspiring her at the moment. She has worked with oil paint, acrylics, watercolor, ink, and pastels. Her works may be seen adorning the walls of many homes in the UK where she lived from 1987 – 2013.
She earned a B.S. for Graphic Design in 1979 and a second B.S. for Information Systems Management in 1981, both at Buffalo State College. She majored in graphic art, pottery, jewelry, drawing, painting, computer programming and systems analysis. Her third year of college was spent studying art in Italy, and she had the opportunity to travel around Europe, seeing the masterpieces of major artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Raphael, Van Gogh and Monet.