LEON ROULETTE - Sensual Impressionism
Contemporary Impressionism artist Leon Roulette is best known for his contemporary landscapes and citiscapes and his vibrantly transluscent florals. Painting in oil, Roulette has mastered illumination and light as it passes through the petal of a flower or through a a cloud in the sky.
Leon Roulette, as a child, always had a love for the great outdoors and became interested in painting at a very early age. These two elements combined to give rise to the extraordinary and vibrant artist that he is today. His work is reminiscent of the romantic landscape painters of the 18th and 19th Century. Leon attains mystic intimacy with the subjects of his paintings, whether it be a remote windswept mountain range in Alaska, the picturesque Spanish Missions of California, a panorama of the French or Italian Rivera, or the baroque and roccoco style architecture of Venice. Roulette's translation of these vistas onto canvas gives the viewer a visual feast of the beauty and wonder that is nature.
Born December 11, 1959, and raised in Southern California, Leon began studying aret as a child through private instruction and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in fine art at California State University of Long Beach. His studies included historical and classical fine art as well as the theory of architecture and design. Early in his career he spent a number of years as an art instructor in Southern California.