Che Leviathan is a painter from Long Beach, California. As did most of us, Leviathan started drawing and painting at a young age, while still a toddler. Somewhere on the course of her life, she fell in love with the ideas of rock and punk subcultures and it has been fueling her art ever since. She took those aspects and channeled them into her characteristic painting style. Che originally learned about art in Atlanta, in the Savannah College of Art and Design. It is here Leviathan got her BFA and was taught how to oil paint. Through classes, she met the works of Gustave Courbet, Goya, Albrecht Durer and Velazquez, all of whom have heavily influenced her own art. Leviathan tried hard to figure out how they pulled off their techniques and through this learned a lot about different methods of painting. Che started working shortly after graduating and quickly got herself into figurative painting. She went down that creative path because she realized her inspiration was at its strongest when painting like-minded individuals – people that Che finds awesome, as the artist simply and shortly explained herself.