About the Artist

Leo (me) really loves to paint. He'll probably talk to you for hours about it if you let him.

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.
If you're interested in more about my painting process, check out my youtube channel
If you're interested in a commission or print,  or just want to say hi, email me at leo@leoflander.com
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