Leon Holmes is a multi award-winning Australian artist, lecturer and ambassador of Plein Air (outdoor) painting and portraiture, specialised in the medium of oil. Born and raised in Perth, Leon gained experience in a wide range of artistic fields including Printmaking, Graphic design, Art Direction, Illustration and Photography, before becoming a full-time artist and instructor in 2005. He has been proactive in the European and American art scene for many years and is regularly invited to exhibit and teach at high profile art events around the globe. His process involves sketches and quick oil studies on location before working on larger paintings created in the studio.
Highlights of his carreer to this date include a purchase by the Australian Embassy New York City, a commission of over 200 works by Developer Company Multiplex Living in W.A and a recent acquisition by the Katwijk Museum in Holland. Leon has been a Black Swan Portraiture Finalist in 2009 and 2010 and is practising Portraiture Painting on a weekly bases.