The loft studio apartment with double-volume windows shows off its collection of art to its best advantage. There is a Makiwa, a few Derric van Rensburg’s and of course, a previously purchased Leonie.e.Brown.
The previous painting was purchased via a local gallery and is proudly displayed above their fireplace. The vibrancy of the colours and movement immediately draws your attention. This work was part of Leonie’s earlier oeuvre and shows her love of colour and mark-making. the painting exudes a love for life in the use of vibrant reds and blues.
The couple lives and works locally and internationally. According to Laura, they have another Leonie.e.Brown painting at their house in Australia.
Leonie’s art is a testament to the power of creativity to illuminate even the darkest corners of our lives. It’s a reminder that in the midst of adversity, light shines through, and new life sprouts.
As Leonie aptly puts it, “A large tree can only grow when there is water.” Her journey, inspired by Ezekiel 36:26, took her from a heart of stone to one of flesh. Through her “dark night of the soul,” she emerged stronger, much like the tree that stands in spite of storms and death.
“My dark Night of the Soul was a stage of my personal life when I went through a difficult and significant transition.”
“At the end of the season, I painted this painting. A symbol of hope and life. A tree that stands in spite of storms and death.”
Some of you may have read her story, but if you haven’t, you can find it here: Leonie’s Story.
Leonie’s art is a testament to the power of creativity to illuminate even the darkest corners of our lives. It’s a reminder that in the midst of adversity, light shines through, and new life sprouts. Join Leonie on her journey through art and narrative, and let her work inspire you as it has inspired so many others.
In this video, we continue our conversation with Leonie.e.Brown, an artist whose work explores the intersection of spiritual and physical realities. In part 2 of our conversation, Leonie shares her secret to finding inspiration and success in her art. In part 1 of this conversation. Now in part 2, she shares with us her secret to finding inspiration and success in
FROM LEONIE: Hey there, fellow survivor and art enthusiast! I’ve been through battles, fought to live, and emerged stronger than ever. My art is a reflection of my journey, a testament to hope, resilience, and strength. In my paintings, you’ll find figures that embody the pain and suffering of abuse, but also the profound beauty and unyielding power of the human spirit.
Whether you're an art enthusiast or someone seeking inspiration, I invite you to explore my shop and gallery, immerse yourself in the stories, and discover the beauty that can arise from life's challenges. Together, we can celebrate the art of thriving.CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR OWN STORY OR FILL IN THE FORM BELOW