Leonard was born in 1965. His family moved to skerries in Ireland around 1970. However, his path to becoming an artist was not an easy one. He struggled with a sense of alienation throughout these formative years. From a young age, he showed a passion for Art and spent countless hours studying the works of the old masters. As he grew older, he began to develop his own unique style. Despite the resistance of family and friends who encouraged him to pursue a more practical career. Leonard decided to attend art school in Dublin. It was there that he first discovered the works of James Joyce, the celebrated Irish novelist. He was immediately drawn to Joyces' use of stream-of-consciousness narrative and his ability to convey the complexities of human emotion through simple everyday language. Leonard began to incorporate these techniques into his own art, using bold sweeping brushstrokes to capture the essence of his subjects and convey the turmoil and joy of the human experience. He quickly gained a reputation as a rising star in the Irish art scene, and his work was featured in galleries and exhibitions across the country. He was hailed as a brilliant and original painter. Critics praised his ability to capture the raw emotions of the human condition in a way that was both powerful and disturbing. He was said to be one of the most promising young artists of his generation. As Leonard's career continues to flourish his paintings are celebrated as powerful and moving expressions that are deeply personal and universally relatable. And yet despite his success, he always remained humble and grounded, never forgetting the people's struggles. He hopes his work captures the true spirit of the emerald isle and the people who call it home.