Leon Holmes

Leon is an international award-winning plein air artist, lecturer and ambassador. 

He paints from life on location, without the aid of photography, using his small studies as reference for larger studio works created in his home studio in Mandurah.

A professional artist since 2003, Leon paints outdoors in the old masters’ style of impressionistic realism.  He works in oil to quickly capture natural light and colour.

Born and raised in Perth, Leon’s career started with a wide range of artistic fields including Printmaking, Graphic Design, Art Direction, Illustration and Photography.

“Exploring the planet, a small box of paints, a few brushes and a rag, making marks with colour, seeing the beauty on offer…simply gratitude for life.”


A two-day Masterclass held in Mandurah Western Australia

In this Masterclass, Leon will be teaching in oils, focusing on perspective and scale, lights and darks, tonal values, colour mixing and a myriad of oil painting tips and tricks.

After two daily demonstrations on how to capture a scene under constantly changing conditions, Leon will be assisting students individually.

Students with some experience in oil painting will get the most out of this workshop, but if you have been painting for years and feel your work needs a new direction, you will also love it!

September 20 and 21, Mandurah

Cost: $330 per person    Register and pay

View more of Leon’s work at: leonholmesart.com.au

Leon travels regularly to exhibit and teach at events around the world.  Residing for a number of years in Europe has refined his skills and networking with other artists opened the doors to exhibit and teach alongside the elite of professional Plein Air Artists at invitational, international art events.

These events include the Maui Invitational Plein Air in Hawaii, Forgotten Coast Event in Florida, Art in the Open in Ireland and Katwijk and Noordwijk Plein Air festivals in Holland.

Leon is honoured to have one of his paintings hanging amongst Dutch masterpieces in the Katwjik Museum in Holland.


View more of Leon’s work at: leonholmesart.com.au