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Leonard Wren

leonard wrenThe paintings of Leonard Wren exude his sincere joy for life and for the beauty of the world around him. Finding infinite inspiration in the everyday world, Leonard paints intimate scenes with grace and eloquence. He is able to convey the subtle splendor in scenes often overlooked by others. Leonard states, "It’s the duty of the artist to bring out the beauty of the simplest scene."

As an Impressionist, Wren is intrigued by relationships of light and color. He goes straight to the outdoors to get the truth. As a plein air painter he must move quickly to eternalize on canvas his impression of the fleeting moment. By skillfully placing colors side by side, allowing them to blend optically, he is able to capture light, color, atmosphere, and the illusion of depth exceptionally well. His paintings are full of color and life, having a sense of controlled spontaneity and liveliness in his brushwork. In essence they are a reflection of him.

In addition to painting the beauty of the American landscape, Leonard enjoys traveling to new places to find inspiration. His journeys take him to locales such as Italy, France, Spain, and Jamaica. He is also intrigued with the wonderful light and variety in the landscape of Washington State, where he is building a new studio.

When Wren discovered Impressionism, specifically the work of Monet, he "began to see in a totally new way." Despite having a young family to support Leonard decided to pursue a career as an artist. He sought out a teacher who could help him learn to paint light and color, and every week for a year traveled from his home in Tulsa to Oklahoma City to study with Richard and Edith Goetz.

He quickly reached a point in his career where he was able to concentrate his efforts on his love of painting. In 1976, about a year after he began painting, Leonard closed his commercial design business, which he had owned and operated since 1964. After a just few years of painting, his inherent ability positioned Leonard as one of the leading American Impressionists.

Leonard’s style and choices of subjects allow the viewer to relate to the paintings. Rather than rendering a detailed depiction of a scene, his loose interpretive brushwork conveys a peaceful moment in time. He leaves the detail to be interpreted by the individual viewer, thus creating a familiarity to his work. In addition, by including evidence of man’s existence in the landscape such as a quaint cottage, on old bicycle, a sidewalk café, or a path through a quiet garden, his paintings invite the viewer to participate in the narrative. They are quiet intimate moments, movingly expressive, which "provide relief from the complexities of life."

To truly create a masterful painting, one must paint what one knows and feels. To truly create fine works of art, the approach must be a pure representation of the artist’s ideas or emotions. Because Leonard spends so much time painting outdoors, he has become very comfortable and knowledgeable about the world around him. Finding beauty and inspiration virtually everywhere, he is able to communicate what moves him. His art purely and simply reveals his love of life. Leonard states, "Sharing joy is what it’s all about."

New Releases

leading to palms
Alley Leading to Palms
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temple square
Temple Square
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tunnel through building
Tunnel Through
Building
freedom
Freedom
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alley with stacked chairs
Alley With
Stacked Chairs

Regular Collection

street in nice
Street In Nice
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cote d'azur spring
Cote d'Azur Spring
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color of provence
Color of Provence
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valbonne hotel
Valbonne Hotel
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lake como ristorante
Lake Como Ristorante
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passage du provence
Passage du Provence
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summer still life
Summer Still Life
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grand bouganvillea
Grand Bouganvillea
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soleil du st. tropez
Soleil du St. Tropez
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venice reflections
Venice Reflections
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la bergerie
La Bergerie
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maison du burgundy
Maison du Burgundy
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cottage in jully
Cottage in Jully
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fleur du provence
Fleur du Provence
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tuscan vineyard
Tuscan Vineyard
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burgundy_afternoon
Burgundy Afternoon
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cottage of roses
Cottage of Roses
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la rochelle
La Rochelle
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lake como
Lake Como
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lake como vista
Lake Como Vista
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lake como coastline
Lake Como Coastline
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menaggio
Menaggio
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monterossa
Monterossa
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october harvest
October Harvest
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shop in como
Shop In Como
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shop monterossa
Shop Monterossa
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tuscan gold
Tuscan Gold
tuscan light
Tuscan Light
tuscan villa
Tuscan Villa
lake como villa
Lake Como Villa
view from bellagio
View From Bellagio
 

Retroism Series

 
my baby loves
My Baby Loves
The Westerns
57 Belair
57 Belair
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wake up little susie
Wake Up Little Susie
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so fine
So Fine
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i've had it
I've Had It
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blueberry hill
Blueberry Hill
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