9 Paintings by Leon Barnes on display at the Mardleybury Gallery
Thursday to Saturday 11am till 4pm
Self taught Oil Painter, only rediscovering the love of painting, while in lockdown 2020 after DJ & Disco business stopped due to lockdown.
Needing some presents for family gifts, & no funds, rather depressing time, but a stored loft gift from 2009, a oil painting set and some old canvases, started the journey.. A love of painting
Landscape oil painting. Contemporary. Impressionist painter.
‘Alla Prima’ (Painting style an Italian phrase that means 'at first attempt’), or the now known ‘wet on wet’ technique. Style learnt from instructional videos by Bob Ross, Bill Alexander, Justin Wozniak, Kevin Hill
Images taken from imagination, images & photographs. Commissions welcome. Hope to be teaching this style soon... Please ask for details
• Poster & sign writer at 16 years old 1989
• Studied A Level Art - Welwyn Garden City 1991
• HND & Degree Model making Hatfield University 1995-98
• Modelmaker 1998-2001, worked on prototypes for
Disney, Mattle, Cadburys, Guinness, Starwars
including 1/3 scale pueter R2-D2,
• Films ‘Batman begins’ & ‘Flyboys’
Dj & Karaoke host before lockdown for the last 16 years.. 2004-