Caylah Jean Leas, a Monterey Bay native, is a self-taught painter who focuses on oil painting as a medium. In 2011, she relocated to New York City and began work as a set designer. With set design, she brought her eye for art to the physical space through production styling and crafting intriguing color palettes. Oftentimes, these techniques also take form in her paintings. During the 2020 lockdown, she discovered her passion for painting in her Brooklyn apartment and started her artistic journey. Her paintings focus on portraiture, depicting the diverse community of outsider artists she encounters in New York City and exploring vignettes from her childhood mobile home park on the Central Coast of California. Her style incorporates bold color choices, expressive yet subtle brushstrokes, and emotive representations of human and inanimate subjects.

Artist CV

Solo Shows

2023 Picking Flowers in Monte Del Lago - Pacific Grove Art Center

Group Shows

2021 Volume: 0 - Group show held in Chelsea where she  was honored with the title “artist to watch”. Curated by Lanee Hood-Hazelgrove

2021 The Holy Art - Online Exhibition

2021 Ivy League Gallery - Online Exhibition

2022 Patriot Group show - Ofleherty’s
New York, NY