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Leonard Matte

"Visual art has two equally important stages: the first is the creative process in developing a work of art; the second is the relationship between the art and the viewer. My greatest joy is in the former; I love to paint. I love the surprises, the discoveries, the very physical nature of paint. However, I appreciate a universally accepted goal of art, specifically to move people at an emotional level in recognition of that which inspires the artist."

"Now that I am now officially retired from teaching, I am excited to get back to my passion of painting. The strength of my acrylic paintings lies in an expressive wet-on-wet technique developed to celebrate the flow of nature through the use of broad, loose brushstrokes of vibrant colours and rich tones. For years I was known as a watercolourist. There was no turning back when I switched to acrylics."

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