About the Instructor
John Leonard, a Toronto-based painter, is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy, and has taught extensively at many of Ontario’s universities and art schools, including OCADU, the University of Toronto and York University. He is currently a faculty member of Fleming College’s Haliburton School of Art + Design. An internationally exhibiting artist who has mounted more than 350 exhibitions, and experienced professional, Leonard places great emphasis on the development of personal style, and inspires young artists with his teachings on contemporary landscape painting, Impressionism, painting from a model, and the theory and technique of the Group of Seven.
John Leonard’s work is held in more than 40 public galleries and corporate collections, including the National Gallery, the Ontario Arts Council, the Ministry of Culture and Recreation, the Art Gallery of Algoma, the Art Gallery of Sarnia, the Art Gallery of Lindsay, the Station Gallery (Whitby), CBS Records – New York and the Canada Development Corp.