Robin Leonard artist Cornwall

Robin Leonard

Robin Leonard artist Cornwall Robin Leonard landscape artist Cornwall

"I try to express a feeling of what I see, an interpretation rather than a copy.

Though it may sometimes appear quite abstract, it is at any level a collection of marks or reactions; the paint is there to imply in a natural way the nature it represents rather than being a controlled exercise in safe formulaic technique. I paint with long arms as I want my work to be viewed on at least two levels. One as representation seen from a distance, and then as abstract indulgent use of paint close up. I like to take risks with paintings - paint for paints sake. It is by taking chances that work develops".

Robin counts among his influences Peter Lanyon, Richard Diebenkorn, Tom Thomson, Edward Seago, Stanhope Forbes, Joan Eardley, Howard Hodgkin, Ivon Hitchens, Patrick Heron, Picasso and Arthur Streeton to name but a few interesting artists that he admires.

Robin Leonard will be teaching on our One Week Landscape course in 2018.

Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
Company Number: 7621257. Registered in Cardiff in 2011.