death in the beginning and death in the end

“There was death at the beginning as there would be death again at its end. Though whether it was some fleeting shadow of this that passed across the girl’s dreams and woke her on that least likely of mornings, she would never know. All she knew, when she opened her eyes, was that the world was somehow altered.”
(Excerpt from The Horse Whisperer by Nicolas Evans)

Why is Hope so Important

To have hope is to want an outcome that makes your life better in some way. It not only can help make a tough present situation more bearable but also can eventually improve our lives because envisioning a better future motivates you to take the steps to make it happen. … Everyone hopes for something.

Living in the Age of Envy.

Recently an acquaintance made the comment that they wished they could live my life. In this person’s eyes it seemed as if my life was perfect…great husband, happily married, beautiful house, dogs, horses, and creating art.
In the back of my mind I thought; Would you be willing to pay the price that I had to pay to get where I am now?

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.

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.