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Leonie Brown - "Live from Every Word"

"Live from Every Word"

Live from Every Word
Oil on boxed canvass, US$351

Live from Every Word

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Oil on boxed canvass

W: 505mm x H: 130mm x D: 44mm
W: 20" x H: 5" x D: 2"

Approx. Weight: 1.2kg

This work is unframed





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About "Live from Every Word"

Currently at Kunstehuijs, Swellendam

Leonie Brown

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About Leonie

Leonie Brown

Leonie is an Artist with based in South Africa.

The versatility and raw artistic talent of Leonie E. Brown has been recognised and celebrated at a very early stage in this prolific painterís career. At the tender age of twenty-two she has already won the prestigious 1986 Volkskas Atelier Fine Art Award, in addition to both the Schweicherd and Gregoire Boonzaaier Art Bursaries the year before. As is often the case, such esteemed accolades can exert a substantial amount of pressure on a young artist, and for Leonie it was no different. A time of intense introspection followed, resulting in a clean break from painting for a period of ten years.

With the dawn of the new millennium, however, she returned with new vigour to her canvasses and brushes, and within a short period of time her renewed application and enthusiasm has enabled her to devote herself entirely to her unique brand of Art. As a result, she has been painting full-time since 2002.

Leonie has taken part and either been placed or won some of the most prestigious awards for Fine Art in South Africa, which includes the following:
1. Gregoire Boonzaaier Art Bursary, First prize, 1985.
2. Potchefstroom Talent Festival: First prize, 1986.
3. Schweikcherd Art Bursary for Painting.
4. Winner of Volkskas National Fine Art Competition. Placement and First Prize in Fine Art Category, 1986.
5. Rolfes Impressions. Placement in top 10 nationally.
6. Total Exhibition for Young Artists.

Her Abstract work has been described as Abstract Expressionism, but this has not limited Leonieís oeuvre; her realistic work contains and conveys the same explosive energy as her conceptual creations. With the use of extremely thick impasto paint, bright and unusual colour combinations and her own secret intriguing technique, her work tends to overpower the space it occupies. She believes that the work in itself should be sufficient and powerful enough to carry out the message she is attempting to express. Overall, her art is treated as an exclusive message to her audience. The artist feels that every painting, whether realistic or abstract, is uniquely destined for the viewer who will recognize the message as his or her own. Each picture is a little glimpse of heaven, a moment in which the Creator speaks a personal and very intimate message to His chosen created.

Submerging herself entirely in the creative process, she feels the painting should dictate to the artist, resulting in a spontaneous approach where imperfections are viewed as an integral part of the route to true aesthetic creation.

In addition to numerous solo and joint exhibitions on South African soil, her work forms part of private collections all over Europe, especially Germany and the United Kingdom. Leonie works from home in the little coastal town of Melkbosstrand, situated on the Capeís unspoilt and untamed West Coast. The arid beauty of this region serves as a great source of artistic inspiration.

Some personal information about the artist:
Leonie is happily married and also teaches art. She has helped a few of her students to become full time artists themselves. She loves running on the beach with her two dogs, Skye a German Shepherd, and Baggins, the mutt. For relaxation she prefers to go horse riding and loves the discipline of dressage.

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Exhibition History:
Orange Cactus Gallery, Big Bay, Cape Town
Interview with CCFM
Interview with RSG
Die Meul, Philadelphia, Cape Town on 28 November 2009
Die Meul, Philadelphia, Cape Town
RED! The Gallery, Steenburg Village, Cape Town
De Brak Gallery, Groot Brak, Eastern Cape
The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Cayman Islands
Johannesburg Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show
RED! The Gallery, Steenburg Village, Cape Town
Evita se Perron, Darling, Western Cape
RED! The Gallery, Steenburg Village, Cape Town
OBZ Cafe, Cape Town
Interview with CCFM
Interview with Tygerburger
Before 2006
Potchefstroom Talent festival
Rolfes Impressions
National Volkskas Atelier * Winner in Fine Art Catagory
Total Exhibition for Young Artists
Potchefstroom Art Festival
Lichtenburg Art Festival
V & A Waterfront
Desire Resnick Art Gallery


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