I am pleased and honored that my abstract cityscape painting, Lakeside City, won Special Recognition in the CityScapes International Art Exhibition – April 2012. Throughout this April, it is on exhibit online at the Light Space & Time Art Gallery. Lakeside City, is an oil painting inspired by the view of the Chicago skyline at twilight. This artwork displays a stylized approach to realistic art that combines elements of an abstract painting superimposed over realistic objects. This painting was also on display for Rogers Park ArtWalk, a curated group exhibit for Chicago Artists Month, November, 2011. Oil on canvas painting, H 15 X W 30 inches, For sale at $300.
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. According to curator, John R. Math, the gallery’s intention is “to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these artists.” Two of my artworks have previously won awards. My triptych painting, Dawn Twilight, The Sun, The Moon, The Stars, won a Special Recognition Award in “The Elements” International Art Exhibition – November. 2011. My figurative painting, Suzanne In Repose, also received an award in the Figurative Exhibition, December, 2010. All three paintings are available for purchase.
Dawn Twilight, The Sun, The Moon, The Stars
This artwork displays a stylized approach to realistic art that combines elements of an abstract painting superimposed over realistic objects. The painting is based on my memories of traveling in the High Sierra Mountains. My paintings, in general, use a strong interplay and harmony of colors. I often use strong heavy lines, and an extreme gradation from light to dark color values. Although my painting process uses techniques of realism (lighting, perspective, modeling), the paint application creates a contemporary feel to the finished work (flattened objects, textures, partial overlays of color, and strong shapes on flat backgrounds). Oil on canvas painting, W 108 X H 24 inches. For sale: $2,000. The painting can be viewed at Paul Henry’s Art Gallery in downtown Hammond, Indiana, which represents my art.
Paul Henry’s Art Gallery
Paul Henry’s Art Gallery in Downtown Hammond Indiana is within a half hour drive of all of Lake and Porter Counties in Northwest Indiana as well as Chicago’s Loop, Hinsdale, Orland Park and Chicago Heights, Illinois. Located at 416 Sibley Street, Hammond, IN 46320. The gallery is a virtual time capsule, featuring display cases and shelves dating from the 1920’s. Over 100 artists are represented. Visiting Paul Henry’s Art Gallery is more than just a trip to a gallery, it’s a trip back in time. Located at 416 Sibley Street in Hammond, the gallery is open Tues-Sat: 10AM – 7 PM; Sunday Noon – 5 PM. Phone number is 219 – 687-5015.
Suzanne In Repose
Suzanne In Repose, is a figurative painting of a nude woman reclining. The model’s soft pink and ivory skin rests on a white sheet with a blue and green background. This painting also received special recognition in the December 2010 Figurative Art Exhibition at the Light Space &Time – Online Gallery. Oil on canvas painting, W 28 X H 22 inches, for sale at $350.
Lakeside City is available for purchase for $300
Cityscapes by Leon Sarantos
Paul Henry’s Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Art Gallery