James C. Leonard

“The desire to create beauty is what motivates me as an artist. Beauty generates healing. Healing is what we all need.”

– James C. Leonard

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”

– Thomas Merton, American Trappist Monk

“Leonard’s compositions move the viewer’s eye vertically or horizontally across the space. The basic movement is complicated by laters of dripped, speckled, and fragmented colors that infuse not only a rich language of color, but also a visual history left to be discovered by the eye. Leonard’s inventive layering process results in heavy impasto, or textured, surfaces with a glossy, wet shine making them particularly beautiful when seen in person.”

– Urban Tulsa Weekly, Tulsa, OK


Red Book | James C Leonard


White Book | James C Leonard