Inner Forms Series
Oils on canvas
Bio and Artist Statement
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Touch The Rainbow, Touch The Stream
Oil on canvas: 48" x 36" x 1.5"
I was inspired by nature's many beautiful scenes of rivers and streams. This became my dreamscape with particular attention to the play of light.
NOTE: All my paintings continue beautifully, wrapping around the edges (gallery wrapped canvas) so that the artwork is visible from all angles. It is delivered ready to hang with hanging wire securely attached to the back canvas frame.
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Close Ups
Oil on canvas: 24" x 30" x 1.5"
This painting may be described as "Tonalism" which to me presents a both an impressionistic and abstract vison of nature.
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Untitled II
Oil on canvas: 24" x 30" x 1.5"
Click on Any photo for a larger view!
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Song To Nature
Oil on canvas: 24" x 30" x 1"
This painting was inspired by photographer, Jack Spence, who's work I admire. With his permission, he allowed me to paint in my style, my interpretation of one of his photographs.
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The Whim of Creation
Oil on canvas: 36" x 24 x 1.5"
A moment in time, captured in space. As the name implies, with this painting I wanted to create the look and feel of a scene developing out of the ethers.
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What Do You See?
Oil on canvas: 30" x 40" x 1.5"

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Reaching Out From Within
 Oil on canvas: 36" x 36" x 1.5"
My love of trees and branches guided this painting, along with this color pallet of earth tones and red. If you click on the close-ups, you will see this painting has a lot of wonderful brush strokes and texture.
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Evening Reflections
 Oil on canvas: 22" x 28" x 1.5"
It is my hope this piece brings to the viewer feelings of peace and tranquility.
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As Above So Below
 Oil on canvas: 53" x 67" x 1.5" inches
This is my largest piece to date. I started painting the upper canvas area depicting tree branches with some texture. Finishing this painting actually took a while before I felt it most appropriate to continue, as a reflection, the lower half with branching roots... Hence the title,
"As Above So Below."
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Nature's Dream
 Oil on canvas: 36" x 36" x 1.5"
I give nature credit for dreaming this painting. That is the feeling I get from this piece; as if Nature gave me this vision as an inner snap-shot.
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From The Source
 Oil on canvas: 18" x 24" x 1.5"
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SoThis Is That
 Oil on canvas: 30" x 24" x 1.5"
Form, texture, color =
Numerous faces to be found.
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A Vision of Ganesha
Oils on canvas: 20" x 16" x 1.5"
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The Pond
Oils on canvas: 30" x 40" x 1.5"
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Fog Rolls In
Oils on canvas: 36" x 48" x 1.5"
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Oconee River Bank
Oils on canvas: 24" x 36" x 1.5"
Oils on canvas 30" x 40" x 1.5"
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Oils on canvas 16" x 20" x 1.5"
Oils on canvas 16" x 16" x 1.5"
Tree Line
Oils on canvas 24" x 24" x 1.5"
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Sun And Rain
Oils on canvas 24" x 30" x 1.5"
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The Path
Light Stream
Oils on canvas
24" x 24"
Oils on canvas
36" x 25"
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Artist Statement
Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Joseph Leone is a Georgia based artist who works mostly in oils. He earned a degree in Environmental Design and Horticulture from the University of Georgia.

Joseph’s paintings reflect both deep introspection and spontaneity. An intuitive love of nature beautifully informs his use of composition, color, and light, through a process that allows and encourages an initial concept or inner impression to develop its own unprompted identity. As a result, Joseph’s paintings create a dreamlike, almost mystical vision, drawing the viewer into the paintings through their rich brushwork and texture. No one simply observes Joseph's art; one feels it. Through his work, Joseph hopes to share and communicate a sense of tranquility, joy, and wonder that transcends the obvious.

Joseph, who works primarily in oils and chalk pastels, sells his paintings privately and also accepts commissions. In addition to his visual artwork, Joseph is an accomplished musician and writer, composing both songs and poetry. Currently he performs his original music with world musicians from India and the Middle East.
My most recent series of paintings ("Inner Forms") explores my inner impressions of nature's beauty. Interpreted and displayed as a dreamlike expression or vision, these paintings capture the essence of an imagined, seen, or remembered visual space. In these visionary paintings, I hope to convey a sense of tranquility, joy, and wonder that transcends the obvious.

I love painting with oils because of their rich color and sensuousness texture. As I paint, the slowness and variety of the oils' drying times encourage me to think and react in a more deliberate and thoughtful way. The paintings and I grow together, allowing consideration for plenty of spontaneity. Through this organic process, my paintings take on a life of their own, almost directing my next intuitive stroke of the brush. Sometimes with dabs of paint and at other times with bold brush strokes, I often blend colors and textures directly on the canvas. The result that I am striving for is to create something intriguing to examine on every inch of the canvas. At times I will finish a piece with fine details to accentuate particular areas of the artwork. This richness of detail allows the paintings to continue to reveal themselves over time.

I am a musician as well as a painter. Interestingly, my process of composing music and painting is quite similar. No matter the genre, from classical to world music scales, my goal has always been to create something unique and intriguing. I often blend different musical styles and influences, striving to reach an "in the moment" creative space. With music, I can best describe this process as hearing the next melody or progression in my head. It is this intuitive, creative mélange of the visionary process that I have attempted to convey in this exhibit, "Inner Forms."
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all art purchases of originals, prints, and commissions
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"Winter's Walk"
Chalk Pastels 6.5" x 5"
Not for sale
"Hearts In Hand"
 Chalk Pastels 25" x 18"
framed and in glass
"Space Jellyfish"
 Chalk Pastels 19.5" x 15.5"
framed and in glass
Wall Hangings
These art-designs are printed on Silk Charmeuse, which is considered the Porsche of silks with its shimmery lustrous satin sheen, and luxuriously heavy drape! The silk material will either have natural frayed edges, or smooth sown.

With your order, you may choose to customize the overall color pallet to suit your room decor.

Available in different sizes. In addition, you may choose to have a particular wording phrase or one of Joseph's original poems... incorporated into the design of your wall hanging.

You will also have the option of a slender bamboo hanger rod, or choose from our selection of more decorative wood hangers.

Ultimately, each piece will be a unique expression of the artist.


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Please contact Joseph Leone about
all art purchases of originals, prints, and commissions

Purchases Can Be Made Through "VENMO" at: Joseph-Leone-30

Or Through "PayPal" or Credit Card
Other Websites... - world music ensemble - power trio music group - videography
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