Kim LeutwylerAustralia-based artist Kim Leutwyler has teamed up with The L Word and Society6 to bring you a painting featuring some of the most Confident, Beautiful, Powerful, Authentic, Empowered and Inclusive women she knows.

“I binged every season of The L Word for probably the 5th time in my life to prepare for this painting, and I can’t wait for the reboot of The L Word: Generation Q!” says Leutwyler.

The groundbreaking drama series, The L Word®, revolutionised a generation and this fall the highly anticipated sequel The L Word®: Generation Q debuts. It premieres December 8 at 10/9c.

Check out Leutwyler’s design in the The L Word x Society6: Kim Leutwyler Collection which includes Art Prints, Apparel, home decor, furniture, backpacks and more! All available here


This multi-figure portrait began in September 2019, taking 2 months to complete. “The preliminary sketches from several sitting with each of the featured women were followed by several abstract colour sketches to capture an
alternative to the traditional rainbow that was still recognisable,” says Leutwyler.

Leutwyler used a balance between realism and abstraction to allow viewers to see themselves in the work, and cast their own interpretations. The women featured in the painting include DJ Janye, Writer, Actor and DJ Faustina Agolley, Olympic Athlete Michelle Heyman, Photographer Cole Rodriquez (who also happens to be the artist’s wife) and two of the artist’s close friends. The composition is a nod to the original L Word series opening scenes that were updated each season.


Born in America, Sydney-based Kim Leutwyler migrated to Australia in 2012. She works in a variety of media including painting, installation, ceramics, print media and drawing. Leutwyler holds concurrent bachelor degrees in Studio and Art History from Arizona State University, and additionally graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Painting and Drawing degree. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Australia.