Why Landscapes?

Landscape painting depicts the physical world that surrounds us.

Landscape art ranges from highly detailed and realistic to impressionistic, romantic and idealized. Dutch painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that landscape painting became established as an independent genre. Landscape painting became an even more important art form in the 1800s. The impact landscape painting had during this time period was so powerful it required people “to assume that the appreciation of natural beauty and the painting of landscape is a normal and enduring part of our spiritual activity.”

Dale Elliot (a very well known and loved SA Artist) called Leonie the “new Errol Boyley of South Africa’ .

“One of my greatest influences is definitely Errol Boyley – (where it comes to South African Landscapes). I was very honored when Dale Elliot (a very well known and loved SA Artist) called me the “new Errol Boyley of South Africa’ .
Ivan van Vuuren, personal friend and ex gallery owner and exhibitor of Errol Boyley’s work said the same thing about my work, Lindi van Niekerk, owner of the famous and well known Lindi van Niekerk Gallery in Durbanville has also said the same .To be compared to the likes of Errol Boyley is an absolute honour and privilege.”

“I’ve also been called the ‘modern Rembrandt’ because of my love of Verdacchio. I love the richness of their colouring and size of canvasses. I believe that Rembrandt was one of the first “impressionist”. Have close up look to his style and technique. ”

“I developed a love for landscapes and also for the work and coloring of Turner and Constable. Turner for his use of soft focus and bright coloring. English Romantic landscape painter, water-colorist, and print maker. He was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting
I love his use of light, he was also called “the painter of light”and his work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism.”