LENI NEWELL is an award winning professional artist concentrating on abstract mixed media and fiber arts since 1986.
She helped found and maintained a studio at Artspace in downtown Raleigh for 20 years before moving to Emerald Isle, NC in 2006.
Newell’s interesting, thought provoking work is characterized by the layering of subtle collage elements with the textured application of acrylic pigment.Her fiber art installations are known for their vibrant colors and dynamic energy.
Newell is a popular residency and workshop leader known for encouraging others to think abstractly outside the box. Her exciting residencies have been awarded funding by both the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council since 1993.
Newell is the recipient of a Regional Artist grant from the North Carolina Arts Council and other grants. Her innovative work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the country and can be found in many corporate collections such as IBM, Glaxo Smith Kline, Wells Fargo, and SAS.