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
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!
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.
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.
36″ x 24″ Oil on Board
Quiet moments are peaceful moments and time to pause and reflect.
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!
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.
Thoughts of Love
36″ x 24″ Oil on Board
A mother’s love starts long before her baby is born and lasts forever!
10″ x 8″ Oil on Board
This is a study capturing a very tender moment at my favorite place, the beach!
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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