I'm Leo - Melbourne based portrait artist.
The connection between subject, artist and viewer is the most important part of my work. My work uses the language of oil painting to create a representation, more real than a photograph. At the heart of my work is the story the subject wants to tell about themselves. Together we draw out their story and create a myth about them. By combining the grand quality of myths with someone's personal story can be a way for people to show something deep and important to the world. If they look at the painting and see themselves, then my work is successful.