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Dragonfly Leathrum

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Dragonfly Leathrum-Simons is a multi-media artist who works in paint and stained glass. She paint portraits in acrylic, oil and watercolor on canvas, paper and board. She designs and paints murals both on interior and exterior walls, paints Art Cars, and found objects. As an active member she contributes to an artist collective called “Trashy Women” where she uses her repertoire to make art out of recycled and found objects. Joy, beauty, optimism, fun and generosity of the human spirit inspire all her work. Serving both local customers and diverse global communities, she designs to evoke joy in her customers and foster awareness of our world. Besides filling commissions and creating artwork for shows, she teaches students ages ten through adult. She also mentors paid studio apprentices who assist her in the preparation, and construction of her work as well as maintaining the studio. Dragonfly has a BFA degree from the University of Delaware in painting and printmaking. She apprenticed in stained glass at Glass Crafters in Lewes, DE and Timeless Tiffany in North East, MD. She also studied art at Penland School of Crafts, Asheville, NC, Wolverhampton University, Wolverhampton, England, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN and LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA Her most recent awards are: North Delaware Most Happening List, winner Best Artist 2014, Finalist 2015 and 2016 She is a founding and former Board member of the Newark Arts Alliance and a member of the Trashy Women Artist Collective Dragonfly has exhibited in the US and Germany. She works mostly through commission. Dragonfly’s business, Dragonfly Art Studios, creates paintings, cartoons, stained glass windows, murals, mosaics, Art Cars and works from upcycled materials. Dragonfly is available for talks about what it means to be an artist or about her different mediums.

Artist Information

Painting, Design Arts, Crafts
Teaching Artist, Public Art, Lectures / Public Speaking, Exhibits
Older Adult, Adult, 9th to 12th Grade, 6th to 8th Grade
Regional Availability
Southern Delaware, Northern Delaware, Central Delaware
909 Baylor Dr.
Newark DE 19711


Polar bears on Icebergs
Der Berg Art Car
Ice berg
Blue Heart
Andreas in Bremerhaven Germany