The Pop Painter
New York-based painter Leah Tinari has a knack for capturing the carefree nature of young Manhattanites. Since her graduation from RISD, the brunette beauty nods to the tradition of figurative painting, but with a contemporary pop of bright colors and captivating compositions that capture intimate moments of human interaction. Her depictions of the antics of her stylish squad roving the city flaunt a vitality and freewheeling fantasy that resonates with audiences of all ages. See Tinari’s timely representations of the American presidents in her President Project on display at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (through Dec. 31), and in her first illustrated children’s book, The Magical Fantastical Fridge.