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Garden Pool

12.00"W x 16.00"H x 1.0"D

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Leon Sarantos

CHICAGO, IL

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: greens, green, hawaii, pool, contemporary art, contemporary, abstract art, peaceful, palm trees, trees, garden, tropical, tropics

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 12"W x 16"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2015

Recently I fled the cold Chicago winter for a wonderful visit to Hawaii, where it is always summer. In this painting I portray the peace and beauty of a tropical garden, with its many shades of green. The white poolside chairs provide a contrast while suggesting a place to sit in respite and reflection …

I grew up in Midland, Michigan. There I admired the beautiful buildings designed by Alden B. Dow, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. This inspired me to become an architect, but I always made time for art as well. I graduated from the College of Arts and Architecture at the University of Michigan. I also studied at the the Hyde Park Art Center and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I have displayed my art in local, national and international exhibits. My recent solo exhibit, Colorplay, displayed my approach to painting - color swirls over the canvas, with strong, lively brush strokes. I live near the University of Chicago and enjoy painting the Gothic buildings on campus. I was especially encouraged when my painting “Botany Pond” at UChicago won first prize at the Beverly Art Center. I have since won several awards and honors. I am also honored to have my art in private collections across the United States, as well as in London and Moscow.

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