Gabe Leonard's paintings draw us into a world rich with cinematic atmosphere and narrative intrigue. Attracted to the rugged and romantic elements of film noir, he merges technically brilliant figurative painting with a finely crafted ambience, creating a freeze frame full of narrative possibilities. He captures the richness of the mood by combining the free brushwork of an expressive artist with the lighting and framing of a seasoned Hollywood director.
His reputation and popularity grew fast and Gabe held a series of sell-out shows, aided by the acquisition of his work by man high profile collectors. He has become one of the most sought-after contemporary artists in the world, and is collected in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.
"taking plenty of time to study the view, the person or the composition that I am about to paint, I can decide the areas that require toning down and the areas that need to be made more vivid, if any, in order to emphasise the character."