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Diane Leonard – American Impressionist Artist

Diane Leonard

I am an impressionistic painter and my work has been shown all over the world! Originally from Boston,  I have been painting for over thirty years.

Late afternoon is my favorite time to paint, whether I am on the beach or in my yard, and capturing that light with colors that are enhanced by the warm sun is exciting! I love to dance when I paint — I let
the music touch my heart and create the magic that I feel in my soul. I get so excited about each and every painting!

My passion to create paintings that make people smile and feel love keeps me growing as a painter and discovering more of my art! Paintings have a universal language — one that speaks to us from our
hearts, and when I see people smile, I know that I have created that magic! I see Everything as a painting.

I am working on a video series entitled, “Art Is For Everyone” that teaches people all different forms of art and how to find that creative genius in all of us. I teach workshops and give painting demonstrations.

To Learn More About Me and to View More of My Paintings Visit: DianeLeonard.com

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Joy

Joy
28″ x 28″ Oil on Canvas

“The “Joy Of Life” series is a series of paintings that captures those moments when we are experiencing that magic and joy of doing what we love — the simple things – - living life, being human, sharing love and laughter, and especially those tender moments when we are together with family and friends.

This painting first came to me as a simple idea …. Whenever children and even adults see balloons, they always smile! Then I envisioned children running through the fields with lots of colorful balloons. I pictured sisters holding hands and smiling and sharing those magical moments.

Sisters share a special bond — a friendship that lasts a lifetime — capturing that love and joy on canvas is an honor and the reason why I paint!

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Peace

Peace
36″ x 23″ Oil on Board

This was a very special painting done for an amazing woman. I love the beach, and the feeling of “Peace” that I feel when I am there is what I wanted to capture in this painting. When the sun sets, and the tide is low, there is magic in the sand.

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Daddy's Home

Daddy’s Home
8″ x 10″ Oil on Linen/Board

This is a study for a series that I am doing depicting the beauty and the love of a soldier returning home to his family. I am doing a larger painting that will be made into a giclee and 50% of the proceeds of the sales of the giclees will be going to the Disabled Veterans of America. I am so excited to be doing this series, which will be done soon. The Joy that a child feels when his Dad comes home is a beautiful experience to witness.

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Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee
36″ x 24″ Oil on Board

Quiet moments are peaceful moments and time to pause and reflect.

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Monday Afternoon

Monday Afternoon
6″ x 8″ Oil on Raymor Board

Late afternoon is my favorite time of day and red is one of my favorite colors to paint!

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Garden Magic

Garden Magic
8″ x 10″ Oil on Board

My garden in late afternoon has a golden light that is soothing and beautiful to paint, and capturing a beautiful child in this warm light is very “magical”. This painting has been shown in five National Juried Exhibitions this year.

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Thoughts of Love

Thoughts of Love
36″ x 24″ Oil on Board

A mother’s love starts long before her baby is born and lasts forever!

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Togetherness

Togetherness (study)
10″ x 8″ Oil on Board

This is a study capturing a very tender moment at my favorite place, the beach!

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Little Flower Girl

Little Flower Girl
20″ x 16″ Oil on Board

This painting has also been in five National Juried Exhibitions this year and this one also won Second Place in the Louisiana Fine Arts Show this year. Capturing innocence — how special that is. My charming model has been posing for me since she was a baby!

Diane welcomes commissions – to Learn More:  DianeLeonard

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22 Responses to “Diane Leonard – American Impressionist Artist”

  1. James Rosen says:

    The artistry by Diane Leonard is just fantastic, she reminds me so much of the Impressionist, Mary Cassatt. Her use of color and sensitivity is amazing and I would surely love to own her works. She is one of the most wonderful artist I have seen and I have been to the Clark Art Museum in Williamstown MA, as well as many other Impressionistic museums thoughtout the country.

    Thank you for bringing her to your site and allowing me to enjoy her work.

    James P. Rosen, MD
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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  2. Leila says:

    Thanks for sharing your pretty pictures. I like the sunlight in them.

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  3. Silvia says:

    Thank you very much for these really entchanting pictures. I like the
    light and the lightness in them.

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  4. Ingrid says:

    beautiful! sensuous!

    lovely, deep and touching.
    Diane Leonard ! i love your pictures.

    Ingrid. Schumacher.

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  5. I’ve been collecting impressionist’s paintings for many years and Diane Leonard is one the best, probably the current best in this country.

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  6. Daria says:

    Beautiful paintings, very cheerful and uplifting. I especially like the glowing light in them that usually appears in the center of Diane’s art pieces.

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  7. J.S. Alleva says:

    Beautiful… So much warmth and love and joy and LIGHT shining through these paintings. Thank you for sharing them.
    Jeanne

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  8. Suzette says:

    Bright & sunny just what we all need, thank you.

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  9. Derick says:

    Beautiful work! My first impression was that her paintings were made with pastels. What a surprise…I did not know you could do this with oils. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. valeria says:

    Thank you for warm and sunny paintings!

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  11. Kate says:

    Wow! An American Impressionist in the manner of Cassatt, Monet and even some John Singer Sargent techniques. Amazing.

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  12. Kristen says:

    wonderful work! thank you for sharing!

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  13. Lauren says:

    Love the one with the little girls on the beach. The light is beautiful;love Impressionism. It seems to bring out the beauty and light not just physically, also spiritually and emotionally. Thanks for sharing!
    Love and Light,
    Lauren

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  14. Jean says:

    Really like your work!

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  15. Hazel says:

    thank you – your work is so skilled-the colours are deliciously gorgeous & the feeling of innocence & beauty you convey is a complete inspiration.
    Love hazel

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  16. Halida says:

    I love your paintings, they are so, so beautiful. You are truly very good.

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  17. George says:

    Diane Leonard certainly has a gift of capturing mood in her art. I am sufficiently interested to visit her site to see more of her paintings.

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  18. soad says:

    hello! my regards to you all , and i like this pictures very much – soad from libya .

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  19. Gordon H Terwillegar, P.E. says:

    I like your work – THANKS! -TWIG

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  20. Neil says:

    Excellent body of work,love the blending of colour and the loose approach you give to your subject. Thank you for showing them.

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  21. Leila says:

    Each time I look at these I enjoy them more. Thanks for posting them.

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  22. Andy says:

    You got it girl. Love ‘Togetherness’ especially.

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