Author: leonie@lifeart.co.za

Little Girl With a Brave Heart: Part I

The coffee in my cup has gone cold, but the heat emanating from my hands is enough to trick my mind into thinking that it’s still hot enough to drink. It’s the sheer intensity of the story that causes my palms to feel hot and sweaty. Leonie continues at a pace that leaves me no time to come to terms with her thinking that she was to blame for the death of her stillborn.

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Little Girl With a Brave Heart: Part II

The large painting that now stands behind us is not to be ignored, despite being unfinished. It cradles you in giant, resplendent hands and swallows you up in one, swift, biblical gulp. Leonie catches me marvelling at it and I comment on the religious connotations that weave themselves between the figures she’s painted.

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a glimpse into the studio

The versatility and raw artistic talent of Leonie E. Brown has been recognized and celebrated at a very early stage in this prolific painter’s career. At the tender age of twenty-two she has already won the prestigious 1986 Volkswagen Atelier Fine Art Award, in addition to both the Schweicherd and Gregoire Boonzaaier Art Bursaries the year before.

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out of deep waters

‘I am a wandering eye poet, an eclectic color fanatic. I want my paintings to leap off the wall and overwhelm you with their tactile, layered, chocolate thick, color and texture.’ Leonie.e.Brown Artist

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On my Easel

‘I am a wandering eye poet, an eclectic color fanatic. I want my paintings to leap off the wall and overwhelm you with their tactile, chocolate thick, color and texture.’

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Larger than Life

A four minute look at how South African Artist Leonie.e.Brown creates her unique abstract paintings. This process creates a spontaneity that leads to some very interesting results.

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Sneak Peak on Encaustics

The surface of the painting is made up of layers of oils, inks and wax, which give the finished work a three dimensional quality. A sense of seeing through the top layer into hidden messages and layers below. The layering give the work a softness and richness that invites the viewer to look closer and to experience the satin smooth surface through touch,. The wax layers get more and more translucent through the warmth emanating from the exploring human hand. The viewers becomes a part of the slow change and clarity of the painting…as if the message is rising from the depth of the hidden soul to the surface of the mind There is a strange ethereal beauty in these paintings, as if they were made from air.

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Sneak Peak on her Technique

Sneak Peak behind the latest magic of Leonie.e.Brown Artist.
The surface of the painting is made up of layers of oils, inks and wax, which gives the finished work a three dimentional quality.
A sense of seeing through the top layer into hidden messages and layers below. The layering gives the work a softness and richness that invites the viewer to look closer and to experience the satin smooth surface through touch.
The wax layers gets more and more translucent through the warmth emenating from the human hand. The viewers become a part of the slow change and clarity of the painting…as if the message is rising from the depth of the hidden soul to the surface of the mind.
There is a strange and ethereal beauty to these paintings. As if they were made from air.

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I am Artist

Encaustic Artist Leonie.e.Brown shares a, behind the camera, glimpse into her magical encaustic painting process.

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Behind Closed Doors

This video shows Artist Leonie.e.Brown, busy with her latest painting in her studio. It shows snippets of her painting style as well as her encaustic works.

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