Leo Started Painting at an early age and excelled
at art during his school days, even selling paintings while he was
still at school! After leaving school he went to Dublin to paint
portraits and street scenes as a living. He then moved to London
and France continuing to paint before returning home to Ireland.
Leo had a successful first exhibition in Downpatrick in 1977. However
he felt he wasn’t finished travelling and left again for France.
He travelled through Europe and ended up in Spain, eventually settling
in Marbella for a period of time.
Returning to Northern Ireland in the early 90’s
he had built himself a considerable reputation and was in constant
demand for commissions and exhibitions leading to numerous prizes
for his horse paintings.
In recent years Leo has won many prestigious awards including the
Anna Cheyne Award for the first artwork to be accepted for Lisburn
City, the Northern Art Prize (all Ireland) and numerous others for
horse and landscape paintings.
Leo’s work is becoming increasingly
collectable with his distinctive and individual style, his work
is popular with collectors as far as the continent and the USA.