LyonsHead Gallery Carmel Valley California
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Karen Leoni


Karen moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Atlanta, Georgia in 1989. She was immediately struck by the natural beauty that enveloped her and was inspired to move back into drawing and painting from the world of photography. She states: "I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to live in California surrounded by the magnificent landscape with it endless variety. Painting allows me to closely examine nature and I now notice everyday things that otherwise would have passed me by. Times slows down when you paint or sketch. It's magical." She works in both oil and pastel mediums and believes that one enhances the other. Currently, she is primarily focused on figure in landscape and prepares by painting small studies outdoors in the plein air style. She believes that these studies improve the larger, finished pieces by enabling her to capture and recreate more accurate color and atmosphere. It also develops her "artist memory" when racing the clock and observing the changes in light that only occurs when painting plein air. Her work is in private collections across the U.S. and Italy. In addition she has received numerous awards in various juried events, plein air competitions and exhibits.


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Title:Yellow and Silver
Item Id:623
Medium:oil on linen
Size (in):12 H X 16 W
Price($):1000

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Title:Eucalyptus on Edgewood
Item Id:621
Medium:oil on linen
Size (in):9 H X 12 W
Price($):700

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Title:Sunset at the Ranch
Item Id:625
Medium:pastel
Size (in):9 H X 0 W
Price($):700

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Title:Before the Dinner Rush
Item Id:630
Medium:oil on linen
Size (in):24 H X 18 W
Price($):1800

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Title:Italian Girls
Item Id:614
Medium:oil on linen
Size (in):8 H X 10 W
Price($):600

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Title:Seacliff Views
Item Id:618
Medium:oil on linen
Size (in):9 H X 12 W
Price($):700

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Title:Paris - After the Rain
Item Id:615
Medium:oil on linen
Size (in):16 H X 12 W
Price($):1000

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Title:Sunset at the Ranch
Item Id:624
Medium:pastel
Size (in):9 H X 0 W
Price($):700

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Title:Sand Trap and Cypress
Item Id:629
Medium:oil on linen
Size (in):6 H X 12 W
Price($):450

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Title:The Relic
Item Id:628
Medium:oil on linen
Size (in):20 H X 24 W
Price($):2200

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Title:Spring Sunflowers
Item Id:613
Medium:oil linen
Size (in):20 H X 16 W
Price($):1200

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Title:LeChef
Item Id:631
Medium:oil on linen
Size (in):12 H X 9 W
Price($):700

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Title:Offense
Item Id:620
Medium:oil on canvas
Size (in):12 H X 6 W
Price($):600

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Title:Flowers
Item Id:581
Medium:
Size (in):0 H X 0 W

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Title:Cypress Inn
Item Id:705
Medium:Oil on canvas
Size (in):10 H X 8 W
Price($):800

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Title:Long Shadows at Mission Ranch
Item Id:704
Medium:Oil on Linen
Size (in):12 H X 24 W
Price($):1800