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JAMES LEONARD

My paintings are the attempt to integrate my profound respect for individuality with the process of making art . I work with in an introspective, intuitive fashion and strive to bring a personal sensibility to the work.

The process in which I work relies on developing a dialogue with the work. This dialogue allows the work to unfold in a non-judgmental way. Imposing my will upon the work does not allow the work to tell me how and where it wants to go. Standing back and entering into a relationship with the work based on respect and trust, allows for this inner dialogue to take place. I work at not trying to determine a specific outcome or predetermined idea, but through dialogue allowing for the emergence of the individuality of each painting. This is the only way I can create art.

The personal aspect of the work are the many influences that affect the relationship with the work. The aspect of layers is one that surfaces time and time again. Layering creates both a sense of personal emotional, physical and spiritual history in the work. Each layer reflects its own statement, compounded by the subsequent layer that adds to the visual story. Together a collective passage of time and place emerge to represent a collective idea that can only emerge from the viewer.

Years ago I came across a statement that has become a keystone for the meditation of my work. It is by Mathama Gandhi who said: β€œAll true art must help the soul to realize its inner self. True art must be evident of the happiness, contentment, and purity of its author.”

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Works

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Works

Birds Fly By in Winter

James Leonard

Birds Fly By in Winter

acrylic on canvas

48" x 48"
$8,300

Blue Days

James Leonard

Blue Days

acrylic on canvas

36" x 36"
$4,100

Colors of the Rain

James Leonard

Colors of the Rain

acrylic on canvas

54" x 54"
$13,000

Flowers in Bloom

James Leonard

Flowers in Bloom

acrylic on panel

20" x 20"
$5,000

Flowers Outdoors

James Leonard

Flowers Outdoors

acrylic on panel

24" x 48"
$12,000

Garden Universe

James Leonard

Garden Universe

acrylic on panel

31.5" x 31.5" fr.
$6,000

Inner Vision

James Leonard

Inner Vision

acrylic on canvas

36" x 36" x 2.5"
$4,100

Looking Inside while Outside

James Leonard

Looking Inside while Outside

acrylic on canvas

48" x 48"
$8,300

Magic Moments

James Leonard

Magic Moments

acrylic on canvas

54" x 54"
$13,000

Monet on my Mind

James Leonard

Monet on my Mind

acrylic on canvas

48" x 48"
$8,300

Nature Sings

James Leonard

Nature Sings

acrylic on panel

36" x 36"
$4,100

Snowflake

James Leonard

Snowflake

acrylic on panel

12" x 24"
$8,000

The Best View

James Leonard

The Best View

acrylic on canvas

36" x 48"
$6,200

The Journey

James Leonard

The Journey

acrylic on canvas

48" x 48"
$8,300

Installations

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image of Looking Within

James Leonard

Looking Within

acrylic on linen

19.25" x 16.25" fr.

SOLD

image of Song From the Garden

James Leonard

Song From the Garden

acrylic on panel

24" x 48"

SOLD