Leo is a self taught artist, working primarily with acrylic and oil. He enjoys creating caricatures with pen and watercolors, as well as calligraphy, woodwork, and surfboard art.
While stationed in the Philippines, Leo was taken by the bold and vibrant colors used by the local artist. He studied the minimalist but bold brushwork art in Korea and Okinawa, and immersed himself in 19th century impressionism while posted in Europe.
As an impressionist painter, Leo’s inspiration comes from his travels. His latest work is a series of seascapes of the Pacific Northwest, focusing on movement and balance of color. With his paintings, Leo hopes to inspire young budding artist, and perhaps, to bring a smile or trigger a fleeting memory from his viewers.
Leo is a member of the Folsom Arts Association and has participated in the 2018 Members Show at the Bank of America Art Gallery, Harris Center at Folsom Lake College. In 2019, Leo has also participated in the Members Show at the 100th Celebration of Folsom’s Rainbow Bridge, Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, where he won the “People’s Choice Award”.