Gabe Leonard's paintings draw us into a
world rich with cinematic atmosphere and narrative intrigue.
Attracted to the rugged and romantic elements of film noir, he
merges technically brilliant figurative painting with a finely
crafted ambience, creating a freeze frame full of narrative
possibilities. He captures the richness of the mood by combining the
free brushwork of an expressive artist with the lighting and framing
of a seasoned Hollywood director.
Gabe spent his formative years in the
mountain state of Wyoming, sketching wildlife and selling the
pictures to friends. After graduating from Columbus College, Ohio
with a BA in Fine Art he moved to Los Angeles where he began to hone
his skills on the ultra-competitive boardwalk of Venice Beach.