Oil Paintings and Art by Joseph Leone
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Joseph Leone is a Georgia based artist who works mostly in oils. He earned a degree in Environmental Design and Horticulture from the University of Georgia.
Joseph’s paintings reflect both deep introspection and spontaneity. An intuitive love of nature beautifully informs his use of composition, color, and light, through a process that allows and encourages an initial concept or inner impression to develop its own unprompted identity. As a result, Joseph’s paintings create a dreamlike, almost mystical vision, drawing the viewer into the paintings through their rich brushwork and texture. No one simply observes Joseph’s art; one feels it. Through his work, Joseph hopes to share and communicate a sense of tranquility, joy, and wonder that transcends the obvious.
Joseph, who works primarily in oils and chalk pastels, sells his paintings privately and also accepts commissions. In addition to his visual artwork, Joseph designs and installs hardscapes: stonework, patios, seating, retaining walls, fire-pits, and the like. He has also designed stage and environmental sets with his video art.