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Inherit the Earth Now.

A Glimpse into the mind of Cynthia van Leeuwen

Over the years I have kept sketch books. I did not manage to save all of them but I began photographing some of the pages of a couple of them. Some of my paintings are quite personal, you will find my sketch books often even more so. This is partly why I show me getting into water in my introduction, it is like that, it feels like that, for me showing these pieces. In no particular order..


Yvonne has the most beautiful elegant hands

Yvonne has the most beautiful elegant hands

Yvonne has the most beautiful elegant hands...more info

Listening to something else

Listening to something else

Listening to something else...more info

Steve and I

Steve and I

Steve and I, painted when I got home from hanging out with him...more info

Torture in Glastonbury

  Torture in Glastonbury

Torture in Glastonbury...more info

Bar Flight 151 and other stuff

Bar Flight 151 and other stuff

Bar Flight 151 and other stuff...more info

Jonathan that the streets

Jonathan that the streets

Jonathan that the streets...more info

Greg and things

Greg and things

Greg and things...more info

Oosha the cat and in the night things

Oosha the cat

Oosha the cat and in the night things...more info

Girl listening within

Girl listening within

Girl listening within...more info

Feeling like this

Feeling like this

Feeling like this...more info

Middle of the night things

Middle of the night things

Middle of the night things...more info

Shadows in the room at night

Shadows in the room at night

Shadows in the room at night before complete dark...more info

Greg in my bed

Greg in my bed

Greg in my bed...more info

Self Portraits

Self Portraits

Self Portraits...more info

Going to Bridgehampton with Steve

Going to Bridgehampton with Steve

Going to Bridgehampton with Steve and then a self portrait back at home alone...more info

Rick with Cats and Steve

Rick with Cats and Steve

Rick with Cats and Steve...more info

Lucy wrapped up

Lucy wrapped up

Lucy wrapped up...more info

People watching and the dress I made my sister etc

the dress I made my sister

People watching and the dress I made my sister etc...more info

Guru Tej driving

Guru Tej driving

Guru Tej driving...more info

Guru Tej the yoga teacher

Guru Tej the yoga teacher

Guru Tej the yoga teacher...more info

Yvonne sleeping

Yvonne sleeping

Yvonne sleeping...more info

Self portrait wearing vest

Self portrait wearing vest

Self portrait wearing my mom’s “masterpiece” vest she made for herself and then gave to me...more info

Girls in dresses I would like to design

Girls in dresses I would like to design

Girls in dresses I would like to design...more info

Renew old memories

Renew old memories

Renew old memories...more info

The past and Self Portraits

The past and Self Portraits

The past and Self Portraits...more info

The way things feel inside

The way things feel inside

The way things feel inside...more info

Sun and History guide me through the streets of Manhattan

Sun and History guide me

Sun and History guide me through the streets of Manhattan...more info

Africa and the Sun

Africa and the Sun

Africa and the Sun...more info

Woman, Food and some of the things that go with it

Woman, Food and some of the things that go with it

Woman, Food and some of the things that go with it...more info

Blue Moon

Blue Moon

Blue Moon...more info

Nighttime

Nighttime

Nighttime...more info

Michelle’s cats on my bed

Michelle’s cats on my bed

Michelle’s cats on my bed, listening to Jazz radio station in NYC...more info

Listening to the radio and thinking of Greg

Listening to the radio and thinking of Greg

Listening to the radio and thinking of Greg...more info

Michelle hanging out naked

Michelle hanging out naked

Michelle hanging out naked with her cats talking on the phone with other things...more info

Michelle sleeping on the couch

Michelle sleeping on the couch

Michelle sleeping on the couch...more info

Frida Khalo comes to me as I paint

Frida Khalo comes to me as I paint

Frida Khalo comes to me as I paint...more info

Yvonne, a drawing

Yvonne, a drawing

Yvonne, a drawing...more info

David profile and hand

David profile and hand

David profile and hand...more info

My grandmothers slippers

My grandmothers slippers

My grandmother gave me her slippers and I wore them to death...more info

Freesia and Tulip

Freesia and Tulip

Freesia and Tulip...more info

My Lucy and Ancient Egyptian artifacts and writing

My Lucy and Ancient Egyptian artifacts and writing

My Lucy and Ancient Egyptian artifacts and writing...more info

The sky cutouts in the city

The sky cutouts in the city

The sky cutouts in the city...more info

The moon on the Hudson River

The moon on the Hudson River

The moon on the Hudson River...more info

Coping in Paint

Coping in Paint

Coping in Paint...more info

That scary place with the bad aliens in Pyramid Lake

That scary place with the bad aliens in Pyramid Lake

That scary place with the bad aliens in Pyramid Lake...more info

Steve in his loving security blob form

Steve in his loving security blob form

Steve in his loving security blob form...more info

Michele Smith’s cats

Michele Smith’s cats

Michele Smith’s (my roommate) cats and looking for intimacy...more info

Practicing Tarot kind of faces

Practicing Tarot kind of faces

Practicing Tarot kind of faces...more info