James Leonard

Horizon Line

Horizon Line
Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 48, $8400

Ice Cream

Ice Cream
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 48, $5400

Spring Morning

Spring Morning
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72, $7800

Shore Warnings

Shore Warnings
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72, $7800

Traces In The Sand

Traces In The Sand
Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54, $8600

New Horizons

  New Horizons
Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 60

Summer Sunset

  Summer Sunset
Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 60

Whale Bones on The Beach

  Whale Bones on The Beach
Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 60

Nothing but Blue Skies

  Nothing but Blue Skies
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Open Waters

  Open Waters
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36

Just Time

  Just Time
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Sun Sets on You

  Sun Sets on You
Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 60

Blue Lotus

  Blue Lotus
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Tangled up in Blue

  Tangled up in Blue
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Sands Move East

  Sands Move East
Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 60

First Glance

  First Glance
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36

Window To You

  Window To You
Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 60

Movement of Water

  Movement of Water
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Always You

  Always You
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36

To Dream Keeper

  To Dream Keeper
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Blue Days

  Blue Days
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Lake View

  Lake View
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Reflections of Blue

  Reflections of Blue
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Dreams Go South

  Dreams Go South
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 68

Wisteria Morning

  Wisteria Morning
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

First Light of Dawn

  First Light of Dawn
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Blue Remembered

  Blue Remembered
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 48

Fast Moving

  Fast Moving
Acrylic on Panel, 36 x 60

Desert Floor

  Desert Floor
Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 60

Looking Into Blue

  Looking Into Blue
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 48

Listening

  Listening
Acrylic on Panel, 36 x 36

Blue Meets White

  Blue Meets White
Acrylic on Canvas, 60 x 60

On the Water

  On the Water
Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54

Tiffany in New York

  Tiffany in New York
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Snow to Ice

  Snow to Ice
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Spring Garden

  Spring Garden
Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 30

Fall Wine Country

  Fall Wine Country
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Overnight

  Overnight
Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 60

Begin With Nature

  Begin With Nature
Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54

Snowbirds Fly South

  Snowbirds Fly South
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 72

Monets Salon

  Monets Salon
Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54

Best Of Nature

  Best Of Nature
Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54

Road Trip

  Road Trip
Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 30

Raindrops

  Raindrops
Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54

Fall Into

  Fall Into
Acrylic on Canvas, 24 x 48 Diptych

Floating By

  Floating By
Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54

Asking Too Much

  Asking Too Much
Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54

Seems Like

  Seems Like
Acrylic on Panel, 48 x 48

Seeing Stars

  Seeing Stars
Acrylic on Panel, 12 x 24 Diptych

Moving East

  Moving East
Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54

Vision From The Outside

  Vision From The Outside
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 60

Part Of You

  Part Of You
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36

Rasberry

  Rasberry
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36

Other Side

  Other Side
Acrylic on Canvas, 54 x 54

Landscape West

  Landscape West
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 72

Red Landscape

  Red Landscape
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 26

Landscape With Clouds

  Landscape With Clouds
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 26

Just You

  Just You
Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36

Beginnings

  Beginnings
Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 36

Horizon Line thumbnail
Ice Cream thumbnail
Spring Morning thumbnail
Shore Warnings thumbnail
Traces In The Sand thumbnail
New Horizons thumbnail
Summer Sunset thumbnail
Whale Bones on The Beach thumbnail
Nothing but Blue Skies thumbnail
Open Waters thumbnail
Just Time thumbnail
Sun Sets on You thumbnail
Blue Lotus thumbnail
Tangled up in Blue thumbnail
Sands Move East thumbnail
First Glance thumbnail
Window To You thumbnail
Movement of Water thumbnail
Always You thumbnail
To Dream Keeper thumbnail
Blue Days thumbnail
Lake View thumbnail
Reflections of Blue thumbnail
Dreams Go South thumbnail
Wisteria Morning thumbnail
First Light of Dawn thumbnail
 Blue Remembered thumbnail
Fast Moving thumbnail
Desert Floor thumbnail
Looking Into Blue thumbnail
Listening thumbnail
Blue Meets White thumbnail
 On the Water thumbnail
Tiffany in New York thumbnail
Snow to Ice thumbnail
 Spring Garden thumbnail
Fall Wine Country thumbnail
Overnight thumbnail
Begin With Nature thumbnail
Snowbirds Fly South thumbnail
Monets Salon thumbnail
Best Of Nature thumbnail
Road Trip thumbnail
Raindrops thumbnail
Fall Into thumbnail
Floating By thumbnail
Asking Too Much thumbnail
Seems Like thumbnail
Seeing Stars thumbnail
Moving East thumbnail
Vision From The Outside thumbnail
Part Of You thumbnail
Rasberry thumbnail
Other Side thumbnail
Landscape West thumbnail
Red Landscape thumbnail
Landscape With Clouds thumbnail
Just You thumbnail
Beginnings thumbnail

Artist Statement

My definition of art is that which keeps us connected and reflects the highest and most nobel ideas and intentions of mankind. I am most closely aligned to Mahatma Gandhi who said: “All true art must help the soul to realize its inner self. True art must be evident of the happiness, contentment, and purity of its author.” This is how I strive to express the deep appreciation and respect I have for being an artist.

My paintings are also the attempt to integrate my profound respect for individuality with the process of making art. I work with-in an introspective, intuitive fashion and strive to bring a personal sensibility to the work.

The process in which I work relies on developing a dialogue with the work. This dialogue allows the work to unfold in a non-judgmental way. Imposing my will upon the work does not allow the work to tell me how it wants to develop and where it wants to go. Control is not the issue in the development of the work, listening with respect is.

Standing back and entering into a relationship with the work based on respect and trust, allows for this inner dialogue to take place. I work at not trying to determine a specific outcome or predetermined idea, but through dialogue allowing for the emergence of the individuality of each painting. This is the only way I can create art. The personal aspects of the work are the many influences that affect the relationship with the work. The aspect of layers is one that surfaces time and time again. Layering creates both a sense of personal emotional, physical and spiritual history in the work. Each layer reflects its own statement, compounded by the subsequent layer that adds to the visual story. Together a collective passage of time and place emerge to represent a collective idea that can only emerge from the viewer.