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Front page Article - Echo Press - Alexandria MN 

Article by: Amy Chaffons  2014



By putting paint and brushes and gumption to canvas, a local woman has found her true self, and she’s flourishing.


Leanne Larson of rural Garfield is an artist growing two unique businesses – Cane Toad Studios and Art Bar 39.


One specializes in live-event painting and the other presents an opportunity for anyone of any age, regardless of talent, an opportunity to flex their artistic potential and put paint to canvas, too.

Season 6 
Pioneer Public TV - Post Cards 

Featured Artist: Leanne Larson, Garfield MN 2014 


The work of Garfield artist Leanne Larson is featured in a story in the Season 6 premiere broadcast of Pioneer Public Television's Postcards program on Sunday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.

 Postcards features the art of Leanne Larson, a live wedding and event painter who lives in Garfield, Minnesota.  Larson is an Australian native who moved to the states when she was 19 years old.  She now lives in her husband’s father’s home place in Garfield where she has established Cane Toad Studios.  Larson has pioneered the concept of live wedding paintings and teaches a variety of painting classes in the region to both children and adults. “What I love about being an artist most is the flexibility it can give me and feeling like I’m true to myself for once,” says Larson.

Front Cover of Pioneer Public TV - Guide 
Leanne Larson  - Pioneer Public TV - Post Cards Season 6 - Minnesota Artists Painting Live at Weddings, portraiture, wedding entertainment, unique wedding ideas
Leanne Larson - Echo Press - Wedding Painter - Portrait Painting, The Artist who paints at weddings,
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