oil and cold wax figurative painting by Leonie E Brown

South African artist Leonie Brown results in complicated dreamlike paintings that contains concealed messages. Pay a visit to her site to view additional of her fascinating portfolio.


oil and cold wax figurative painting by Leonie E Brown

“I Will Observe Above You” oil and cold wax on canvas, 150cm x 120cm


I have spent the previous couple years checking out the human ailment and its romance to the divine. My paintings are messages of hope and daily life, cautiously prepared, imagined out and executed. Every single painting has a story and is designed to evoke an emotional response from the viewer—whether it be coronary heart-wrenching or inspirational.


abstract encaustic painting by Leonie E Brown

“When the Sky Burns With Your Love” encaustic on picket panel, 80cm x 120cm


Encaustic art has a comfortable, smokey and sensual really feel about it. It’s a spontaneous medium wherever sizzling or cold wax is employed, and to which colored pigments have been added. The liquid/paste is then utilized to a surface. The various layers are melted and burned into every single other, which presents the concluded get the job done a three-dimensional high-quality.


oil and cold wax painting by Leonie E Brown

“The Key Place” oil and chilly wax on canvas, 180cm x 120cm


The wax layers get extra and more translucent by means of the warmth emanating from the discovering human hand. The viewers develop into a component of the sluggish modify and clarity of the painting…as if the concept is soaring from the depth of the hidden soul to the surface of the head. There is a odd ethereal attractiveness in these paintings, as if they have been built from air.


a variety of encaustics found in artist Leonie E Brown's studio

A assortment of encaustics uncovered in artist Leonie E Brown’s studio


The creative system for my figurative paintings normally arrives in the sort of an prompt visualization or a sentence that I just can’t shake off. This 1st strategy then dictates how I do the job on each portray, be it a sketch or photoshop edit. On average, each individual portray normally takes involving 50 to 100 hours.


figurative oil and cold wax painting by Leonie E Brown

“Covered By Your Love” cold wax and oil on canvas, 150cm x 120cm


I function with oil and cold wax because of the luminosity of the medium. Every single portray is primarily based on an allegorical concept, there for the viewer to discern and come across. Naming the painting is incredibly essential as the title is an indication of the concealed message.


abstract oil and cold wax painting by Leonie E Brown

“You Fill Up The Sky With Limitless Grace” oil and chilly wax on canvas, 180cm x 120cm


My operate often touches on personal ordeals, thoughts and emotions. It expresses those universal moments in which we all sense alone or disconnected from ourselves or other individuals. By my explorations, I hope to supply others with a glimpse into their individual lives and minds, as properly as support them recognize their area in this advanced entire world.


abstract encaustic landscape by Leonie E Brown

“Be Nevertheless and Wait around By The Storm” encaustic on wood panel, 150cm x 120cm


I grew up as an orphan in a spouse and children of orphans. From a really youthful age, I was exposed to sexual abuse, emotional abandonment and alcoholism.


abstract encaustic landscape by Leonie E Brown

“You Open Heaven” encaustic on wood panel, 120cm x 80cm


Like every other artist, I in the beginning threw my anger and hopelessness on to the canvas. While suffering from PTSD and anorexia, I managed to end my degree in High-quality Arts and won a handful of countrywide awards at the very same time. I lived in regular melancholy, preventing for just about every second of my lifestyle.


Artist Leonie E Brown

Artist Leonie E Brown


My trying to find for reason and understanding drove me to pretty distinctive beliefs and religions. I uncovered my therapeutic in God. This led me to my artist assertion. I imagine the role of the artist is to obtain the deepest inner thoughts of human nature and expose them to the fantastic or the poor. I select to follow hope and life.


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