A graduate of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Leilani Joy's emotive long-limbed ladies are brought to life using vivid color, graphic shapes and a variety of techniques including spray painting, complex masking, and traditional acrylic painting.
Heavily influenced by anime, fashion illustration, art deco, and surrealism, her work blends her passions through strong female characters.
Leilani’s work has since been featured in numerous art events and gallery shows worldwide including Gallery 1988, Swoon Gallery, and Gristle Gallery NY.
Since 2013, Leilani has been a featured artist at Disney’s WonderGround Gallery in Anaheim CA and Orlando, FL, where she creates original Disney licensed works in her own signature style.
Aside from painting, Leilani is also extremely passionate about inspiring and training young and aspiring artists through her popular YouTube channel, ArtNuVogue, and her new online art school program, Art NuVogue U. Leilani resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is constantly looking for innovative ways to bring her whimsical women to life.