Artist Bio & Statement
Pia Ledy is a contemporary realist painter based in TriBeCa and Watermill, New York.
While her work includes still life, portraiture and landscape, Pia’s major focus is on animals,
primarily dogs, where she has been commissioned to paint numerous pets. Her appreciation
for birds and flowers, no doubt an interest piqued by their wide variety on the East End, is also
seen in her work. Pia has had several solo shows in Bridgehampton (2009 & 2012) and has been
included in numerous group shows. Recently, one of her bird paintings, “Arctic Tern” was auctioned
at Sotheby’s as part of The New York Academy of Art’s “Take Home a Nude” fundraising gala.
“For me, an unstoppable collector of objects, I find that the reasons I collect these items are as varied
as the collections themselves. It could be the craftsmanship, materials, color used or just plain
nostalgia. These objects conjure up memories and emotions and gain their personality when
directed by a creative composition on the canvas. Capturing a subject’s personality and
intelligence form the basis of my portraiture, both human and animal. Extracting these dynamic
elements are a primary focus of all my paintings, including still life, landscape and digital art.”