“I want my audience to engage with the subject. To tell the story that will catch your heart and break it to pieces, so that it can be restored to a new life. My goal is to inspire and bring hope to those who see my work. I want to tell a story that makes you look more carefully at the spiritual and physical world around them, to discover beauty in the darkness of what life can be.”
I am so grateful to have won this painting to celebrate our new home. The painting has quickly become a focus of conversation, that we have decided it must go into our entrance room. The paints deepth and colour draws you in. You can't help, but stand in front of it allowing your eye to travel from texture, colour and depth. A comment made by one viewer - was that if the painting was larger it would swallow you in, your imagination would make you wonder deep into that forest. That what I love most about Leonie's work. The paints make you stop, capture you in the details and texture, and everyone is taken to a different place. Thank you
Leonie is a natural born teacher. She just can't help herself! Even when your'e just popping in for a visit. She has this amazing eye, and years and years of accumulated experience in creating art and teaching art. Her own work is robust, textured, layered in both technique and meaning, vibrant and full of life and hope. Her creativity explodes on the canvas, and calls to one to look deeper. Her use of colour is extraordinary, experimental, and bold. It indulges the eye in layers of luxury.
Taken on an amazing journey by this faithful artist and teacher. An amazing gift (not just the paintings!) “Art is so much more...if you allow it to be! Love art, love creative minds and talents, see the heart revealed, love the creator!”