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.”

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.

Master Class Information

Master Class “Oil Painting, En Plein Air”

Thursday 19 and Friday 20 September

In this two day Masterclass, Leon will be sharing his knowledge in oil painting, focusing on composition, tonal values, colour mixing and a myriad of painting tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Plein Air painting experience.
After demonstrating these elements, students will be hands on, painting their own scene as Leon walks around, giving one on one advice and assistance.
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!

Two Days $345 plus optionsRegister here

Note ticket options below. Please choose your preferred ticket options at check out:

Option 1 – Leon Holmes Two Day Workshop $345

Option 2  –  Leon Holmes Two Day Workshop plus easel hire $375

(incl. 9×12” Pochade Box Hire & tripod, no other materials included)

Option 3 – Leon Holmes Two Day Workshop all inclusive $405

(includes MH oil paints, brushes, palette knives, dipper pot, medium (MH refined gum turpentine or AO fast evaporating odourless solvent), rags, gloves, Leon Holmes Swag Apron, MH oleo gel).

This is a good deal for Plein Air beginners. Simply come and enjoy painting worry-free.


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