Featured Artwork

Abstract expressionist painting titled "Grasping Life" featuring bold brushstrokes, vivid colors, raw emotion.

This vibrant painting showcases the power of incorporating bold, abstract expressionist art into your living space. The striking painting, with its dynamic brushwork and explosive palette of warm and cool tones, commands attention as the focal point on the rich teal accent wall. The raw emotion and uninhibited creativity captured in the canvas create a compelling contrast against the plush red velvet sofa and tasteful decor elements. By embracing the visceral energy of abstract expressionism, this room exudes a sense of cultivated luxury and sophisticated self-expression. The harmonious blend of textures, colors, and artistic flair results in an inspiring environment that invites contemplation and appreciation for the transformative power of art.

This mesmerizing abstract expressionist painting is a true tour de force of artistic passion and unbridled creativity. At first glance, the canvas appears to erupt in a kaleidoscopic explosion of color and movement, with vibrant hues of crimson, indigo, and saffron dancing in a riotous yet harmonious display. Upon closer inspection, one can discern the frenetic yet calculated gestures of the brushstrokes, each mark a visceral expression of the artist’s emotional state. The composition defies conventional order, instead inviting the viewer on a multi-sensory journey through realms of pure abstraction. This dynamic work is a powerful testament to the transcendent power of uninhibited self-expression, beckoning the observer to shed preconceptions and surrender to the raw energy of unadulterated art.


My Journey

My art isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about narrative.

As an experienced artist specialising in oil painting, oil and cold wax, and encaustic painting since 2004, I have dedicated my career to crafting captivating visual stories that evoke emotions and inspire those who witness them. My unique creations are not confined to the canvas; they transcend traditional boundaries, inviting viewers to embark on a journey of self-reflection and discovery.

With a keen eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to my craft, I strive to create artworks that are true reflections of my passion for narrative storytelling through abstract, expressionistic,  figurative, allegorical, and narrative art. Over the years, I have actively engaged in painting, selling, and exhibiting my artworks in various local and international galleries, successfully conducting online sales to clients from the USA, Germany, and China.

My artistic journey has been marked by numerous achievements and recognition within the art world. From 1985 to 2023, I have participated in various international competitions, solo and group exhibitions, further solidifying my credibility and relevance. In 2023, I was honoured to be featured as one of the Top 10 Artists by Artling and as a Featured Artist in Artsy Shark. Additionally, my talent has been celebrated through numerous accolades, including First Prize in the Potchefstroom Talent Festival (1986), the Volkskas Atelier (now ABSA) Winner of Painting Category (1985), the Gregoire Boonzaaier Art Bursary First Prize (1985), and placements in the top 10 nationally in the Total Exhibition for Young Artists (1986), among others.

"My personal journey has deeply influenced my artistic voice. Having overcome challenges like alcoholism and abuse, I find strength in sharing my story to empower other women who have faced similar difficulties. Forgiveness paves the way for a vibrant life, a philosophy I actively translate into my artwork. I believe in embracing life's abundance, a principle I express through narrative art and my deep connection with horses..."


Explore the evolution of my artistic journey through sold artworks, organized by year. Each piece tells a unique story, capturing moments of creativity and inspiration across time. At the core of Leonie’s artistic practice is her personal philosophy rooted in positivity and forgiveness as pathways to an abundant life. 

Sold Artwork Collection

Leonie employs a diverse array of materials to achieve depth and texture in her work. Cold wax allows her to create thick, tactile layers that beckon viewers to experience the art through touch. Resin enables her to thin out pigments, resulting in translucent passages that reveal underlying truths. Gestural ink applications produce gossamer veils, hinting at the emergence of new life. 


Heiko, Kristin, Til and Jan - Germany

After much anticipation due to the photos we received, we were able to unpack and marvel at the picture yesterday. We are really totally amazed. The dramatic mood of the picture (created especially by the detailed sky, the composition in general and the effects by the shimmer of the wax layers is truly breathtaking. We are glad to have decided for the Encaustic Wax-technology and can hardly wait until the picture hangs framed on the wall. It is particularly valuable for us because we were now able to get to know the artist (of undoubtedly international class) as well as the person of Leonie.

Shawn Hoover - USA

I purchased “ I will watch over you” as a gift for my wife and couldn’t be more pleased with the exceptional quality, attention to detail and skill. Its beautiful and would recommend her paintings. She was extremely easy to work with and does excellent work.

Am Weinburg 5 star Hotel - Windhoek

Three large paintings were commissioned and completed for Am Weinburg Hotel.