Gabe Leonard

Cinematic Artist

Learn More About Gabe Leonard

Gabe Leonard knew he was an artist early on. To demonstrate, he began selling sketches of wildlife to his classmates while growing up in Wyoming.  He graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in 1998 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Then, moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream as a background painter for feature animation. However, most studios began outsourcing production overseas or moving into digital formats. No matter, Leonard honed his skills and turned to the ultra-competitive boardwalk of Venice Beach and created his own industry standard.

The unique paintings draw us into a rich world of narrative cinema. For example, Leonard is attracted to the rugged and romantic elements of film noir, so he merges technically brilliant figurative painting with a finely crafted ambience. Therefore, he captures the richness of the mood by combining expressive brushstrokes with cinematic lighting and framing.

His unique cinematic imagery spans multiple genres. However, he keeps successfully achieves the same intrigue in each series. His characteristic point of view leads the audience into the scene. From Western cowboys, to gamblers, and famous musicians, Gabe invites us to see what can or cannot be in his amazing work.

Leonard has become one of the most sought-after artists in the world. For example, celebrities like Quentin Tarantino, Eli Broad and Charlie Sheen are collectors of his work. His series include Noir, Desperados, Power Love & Success, Grit, and Outlaws, Musicians, and Drunken Poets. Art Leaders Gallery is proud to carry Gabe Leonard’s work exclusively in Michigan.

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