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Feliz Navidad

Leroy Burt
Ugallery 5345195502 UGallery

Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas New

Finished black edges

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind

Signed on front and back

2021

18" h x 24" w x 1.5" d |3 lbs. 15 oz.

In stock $1,100

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A colorful afternoon between Christmas and New Years in San Jose, Costa Rica. "It’s 80 degrees in the shade," shares artist Leroy Burt. "This beautiful old building is one of my favorites. I especially love the pink trim on the windows and the balcony. The young man standing in the doorway is waiting for a ride. He’s on his way to the Pacific ocean for an afternoon of surfing in the crystal waters of Playa Manuel Antonio in Puntarenas."

Leroy Burt

Rochester, Minnesota

Artist Leroy Burt paints playful, offbeat landscapes and portraits based on his experiences living in Milwaukee, New York, Costa Rica, and currently Rochester, Minnesota. "I think of my paintings as short stories," he says. As a young child, Leroy faced a number of obstacles. His parents divorced when he was four years old and he was raised by his grandparents in a three-room shack without running water or electricity. Leroy worked hard to pull himself out of poverty. He studied graphic design and painting, which led to a 30-year career in graphic design - five years at WMVS, the PBS television station in Milwaukee, fifteen years at city hall in Milwaukee, and ten years at WNET, the PBS station in New York. In 2015, Leroy retired to focus his energy on painting. Today, he works from a tiny studio filled with half-finished paintings stacked against every wall. "There are photos and sketches for future paintings taped everywhere," says Leroy. "My windows are filled with orchids. There are books, films and music CDs in every corner. And the room is dominated by a black and silver Andy Warhol silkscreen print of Marilyn Monroe."

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