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Jimmy Leach
Jimmy Leach
Timeless Impressions of Nature's Beauty


Artist Statement:
The Viewer is the most important part of my work. I strive to take the viewer's mind and eye to another place, showing them a beautiful, expressive and painterly image.


Biography:
Jimmy Leach paints and is inspired by the beauty of nature. He lives and creates in rural Northeastern Oklahoma.

Leach's education:
includes a B.A. in Art education, from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah Oklahoma, where he received a full scholarship, choosing to pursue his passion for creating art. While attending NSU Jimmy won their annual Art Dept. portfolio competition the last three years he attended, 1989-91.

Galleries:
Currently 4 galleries represent Leach. He has had over 25 solo shows, and has participated in numerous group shows and competitions.

Collections: Jimmy Leach's works can be found in many private collections throughout the USA., as well as four foreign countries. His work is in the public collections of Saint Joseph's Hospital in Hot Springs, AR. The Hot Springs Convention Center, The South Arkansas Art Center, El Dorado AR. The Bank of Fayetteville, Fayetteville AR. And St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith. AR.

Notable Collectors:
Grammy Winner Melissa Etheridge,
Mr. Dean Kruse, Kruse International,
John Nickel, GreenLeaf Nursery,
Dr. Bruce Safmon, and
Carole Katchen, artist, writer, Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine.

Publications:
Two of Leach's paintings are featured in "200 Great Painting Ideas for Artist's" a North Light book written by Carole Katchen. Works have also been featured in Southern Accents magazine, Art Galleries and Artists of the South, A Gathering of Artists, Hot Springs Arkansas, vol.1, as well as many local newspaper articles.