Gabe Leonard is the Artist to the Stars, with his Iconic Westerns, Noir series and Gangster series. Gabe uses raw emotion and physical motion within his work that surpasses the normal artist and makes Gabe's work have a great feel. This could be one reason his originals have increased in demand each passing year as his fame and imagery continue to dazzle the collectors. Gabe Leonard's fine art that is cinematic, emotional and catch the motion and emotion frozen yet somewhat moving within the viewers imagination. Here's a video we shot for an upcoming show. View Gabe's originals and limited editions at Art Center Gallery
His work captures rich moods by combining the free brushwork of an expressive artist combined with the lighting and framing of a seasoned Hollywood cinematographer. Drawn to rugged and romantic film noir characters, Leonard merges technically brilliant figurative painting with a finely crafted cinematic atmosphere, creating snapshot moments full of narrative possibilities.
The trademark runs and drips in his work are a deliberate break from acedemic restrictions and allow him to be more expressive, free and loose. Leonard's style is deepy rooted in the European artistic tradition, drawing particularly on the work of his heroes such as Rembrandt, Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.
Following a string of sell-out shows and acquisitions of his work by high profile collectors including Quentin Tarantino, Ruben Fleischer and Charlie Sheen, Leonard has become one of the most sought-after artists in the world, collected in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia.