Anna Leyland is a contemporary New Zealand Artist. She graduated from Unitec, Auckland in 1999 with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication. After freelancing as a Graphic Designer and Artist since 2000, she has now been working as a full-time Artist since 2012.
The primary focus of her work has shifted from Portraiture in the last 6 years to a contemporary conversation about Aotearoa. Utilising pattern making and symbolism, her works discuss the beauty of Multiculturalism, which is so prevalent in Aotearoa, 'Land of the Long White Cloud'.