Artist of the Week 63
Known for his colorful, luminous seascapes and expressive brushwork, Leonard Mizerek paints on-site deriving inspiration from the many nearby coastal locations as well as harbors throughout the world. A central theme throughout Leonard's work is his use of light.
In Mizerek's words, "Light alters the color of all objects and touches those nearby. It sets a mood and evokes emotion, which I strive to portray in my work. I often explore various methods to interpret the way I view nature. I prefer marine subjects because I enjoy the way water reflects the floating objects, as well as the sky and time of day. It mirrors shapes and intensifies light. I paint outdoors to capture the light first-hand and bring out all its color and luminosity."
This summer, several prestigious magazines are featuring Leonard's paintings and gallery exhibitions in their issues. Among the recognitions Leonard has received recently, the highly regarded American Art Collector magazine showcased Leonard's painting Departing the Harbor in its July 2020 issue, and featured his current exhibit "New England Summers" at Susan Powell Gallery in Madison, CT.
The popular website Fine Art Connoisseur featured Leonard's art in "Paintings and Sculptures That Celebrate Music and Dance" in May 2020. Additionally, this year Leonard has been featured in Vero Beach Magazine, Sea History, and American Art Review.
Currently, Leonard is featured in the Lily Pad Gallery West online show "Time and Tide," and "Summer in New England," Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT.
Earlier this year, Leonard had a solo exhibition at JM Stringer Gallery, Vero Beach, FL. He was featured at the National Historic Society Invitational, Washington, DC, and the Exhibiting Artist Members Annual Exhibition at the National Arts Club, New York, NY.
Later this year, Leonard will participate in the Cape Ann Plein Air Online Show from October 3 to 11, and the Guild of Boston Artists Annual Members Exhibition in December.
Leonard was awarded the Salzman Award for Excellence in Painting in the 112th Annual Exhibiting Artist Members' Exhibition of the National Arts Club in New York City. He received the Iron Man Award from the American Society of Marine Artists for distinguished achievement and a Merit Award at the Coos Art Museum in the state of Washington.