Leonard Wren

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To truly create a masterful painting, one must paint what one knows and feels. To truly create fine works of art, the approach must be a pure representation of the artist's ideas or emotions. Because Leonard spends so much time painting outdoors, he has become very comfortable and knowledgeable about the world around him. Finding beauty and inspiration virtually everywhere, Wren is able to communicate what moves him. Art purely and simply reveals his love of life. Leonard says, "Sharing joy is what it's all about."
 PLEIN AIR PAINTER... As an Impressionist,  Wren is intrigued by relationships of light and color. He goes directly to the outdoors to get the truth.

As a plein air painter he must move quickly to eternalize on canvas his impression of the fleeting moment. By skillfully placing colors side by side allowing them to blend optically, Wren is able to capture light, color, atmosphere, and the illusion of depth exceptionally well. 

 His paintings are full of color and life, having a sense of controlled spontaneity and liveliness in his brushwork. In essence they are a reflection of him.

When Wren discovered Impressionism, specifically the work of Monet, he "began to see in a totally new way." Despite having a young family to support, Leonard decided to pursue a career as an artist. He sought out a teacher who could help him learn to paint light and color, and every week for a year traveled from his home in Tulsa to Oklahoma City to study with Richard and Edith Goetz.

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Morning Light in Valbonne
Limited Edition on Canvas  
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Venice Canals
Limited Edition on Canvas  
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Cafe Aux En Provence
Limited Edition on Canvas   
24 x 24 in
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Cafe St Remy
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Soleil du Tropez
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St Tropez
Limited Edition on Canvas