Gary Leonard
Germantown, Wisconsin

Through composition, color, texture and more, Gary Leonard celebrates beauty. His works start with the subject, but then he lets the work evolve into a more complex composition. Oftentimes, he enjoys merging figures with abstract images and varying textures. He hopes that his works will leave the viewer with a sense of warmth and peace. When he's not making art, he enjoys listening to music and learning how to play the piano.

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UGallery 12/8/2016 | 7:28 PM

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commentsThe White Dress
T DeSocio purchased this artwork. 12/3/2016 | 8:05 AM

I purchased this piece for our home in Florida. The house is decorated Tuscan Villa style. I was drawn to this piece for it's mood and colors Unfortunately when it arrived,I felt that the painting was overpriced. It was smaller in appearance than I had pictured it to be. (Even given the dimensions it just seemed like it should have been a much larger piece). I was ready to return the painting but decided to sit on it for a few days. Like most art lovers, a piece has to "speak to me". And that she did for I decided to keep the painting. My intention for this review is not to insult the artist. For the painting is quite moving. I only want to express my feelings in regards to the price of the art versus what is available elsewhere. And I am certain when The White Dress is framed, she will make quite the statement in our home. For the colors and content will follow the feel of our home. All the best to the artist, Gary Leonard.

commentsThe White Dress
P Villalobos 3/24/2016 | 4:02 AM

very nice,Leonard.

Gary Leonard 9/26/2015 | 9:03 AM

Hi Ellen, thank you for the comment. I am happy to hear you are enjoying the piece. Thank you for your purchase. Gary

E O'Donnell 9/24/2015 | 7:57 AM

Hello Gary, I recently purchased your work entitled "Timeless Peace". I wanted to tell you how beautiful your work is and how much I am enjoying it in my home. Thank you! Kind regards, Ellen

G Matzelle 12/13/2014 | 5:22 PM

Hi Gary! I am in the Chicago area and would be interested in commissioning you for a project! Let me know if you would be interested! Thanks!

Gary Leonard 10/13/2014 | 11:18 AM

Thank you so much for your comments. It's exciting to hear that my work has brought you happiness. It really provides a great deal of inspiration in creating new work knowing my work has made a special connection. Sorry to hear about your loss and wish you all the best in your efforts to rebuild. Gary

commentsDancer's Dream
T Foster 10/12/2014 | 10:25 PM

I absolutely love the movement & expression in this piece. I'm not a dancer & my daughter is a musician so I'm not typically "drawn" to this topic, but this piece is amazing! One day I hope to own something so beautiful. We are rebuilding our home after a house fire destroyed it & everything inside last December - including some art pieces that were special to me. I wish I had the budget right now, but one day... Thanks for sharing your gifts.

commentsQuiet Essence
Michelle 10/12/2014 | 12:20 PM

Gary, I love the way you captured the lighting on her butt. :)


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

24" h x 18" w x .75" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.


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This piece was inspired by a Spanish dancer. It is an exploration of texture and color to create a colorful composition of the dance. The painting is executed on a textured canvas with bright expressive brush strokes.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang. 

Oil painting

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Stretched canvas

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