Virginia Leebrick was a well known and sought after portrait painter in Northwest Kansas. In addition
a family of four children, teaching high school for some 20 years, contributing to Vacation Bible Schools, home
Bible studies and her Sunday School class, she found time to paint. Virginia used pastels to paint images that
are well known to
Western Kansas residents. Farm and ranch subjects, charcoal sketches, and still lifes were among her repetoire. But
Virginia was best known for her portrature. She painted many just for the personal satisfaction it gave her, or as gifts
to causes she felt deserving, but she also did many commissioned works for friends across the area.
In her latter years, she suffered from macular degeneration,which gradually brought her ability to serve
others through her painting to a close. As a result,there are quite a number of paintings which she had not fully
completed, and a number of others which she felt were not of high enough quality to display. Her family would like
to share some of those with you, through the Internet. An identifying feature has been added to all the images. We
hope it will not prove too distracting as you enjoy the great talent that Mom displayed.
We would also like to invite you to share good quality photographs of paintings that you own or that you know are
being displayed in public places, such as libraries, newspaper offices, churches, banks and the like. Her work was
just too good to not be enjoyed by a wide audience. Please respond to the email address below if you would like to
offer a photograph or inform us of one of Virginia's works on display.