Art Fx is a year-long series on Huntsville Doppler featuring Huntsville-area visual artists.
“Still Standing” by James Leonard is a 23”x43” acrylic on canvas.
“’Still Standing’ was inspired by all the people who have struggled over the last year,” he says. “Those who lost jobs, businesses, loved ones, and friends. Those who were stretched to their limit, yet kept showing up for themselves and the people around them. Those who, through whatever means they could, are still standing.”
“Still Standing” is available for $775 at muskokaunlimited.com.
About the artist
Ever since he was a child viewing works by Tom Thomson, James Leonard has been fascinated by the ability to create a sense of movement and mood in a painting. First starting with simple crayons and pastels, then later watercolours and acrylics, he has attempted to show the world beyond the obvious.
This sense of wonder with the world has informed his work in photography as well – through shape, colour, and form. James spent much of his childhoold looking inward, causing him to explore parts of the world people often overlook. He works to find patterns and chaos, light and shadow. And always, the flowing of colour.
Sometimes it is the movement of shapes in the rock, the tapestry of life underfoot, or how the world is reflected off a warped and forgotten window.
See more local art in Doppler’s Art Fx series here.
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