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Art Bio

Tom Leedy received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1975 then spent several years painting and creating stained glass for patrons in the beach towns of southern California.  His work was shown locally and in such venues as the annual Fine Arts Exhibition at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar.  

Subsequently, Tom commenced a decades-long detour developing software for corporate America.  During that period, Leedy maintained an artistic focus by producing commissioned works and pieces of personal interest.

In 2014 he returned full-time to art.

Finding inspiration in literature, life and imagination, his vivid expressionist paintings, whether figurative or abstract, are built on bold line, intense color and simple compositions.  Referencing the "real" world but transforming it, the works are filled with visual and psychological energy, embodying a personal vision that invites the audience to contemplate moments isolated in time, action and perception.

Tom's work is shown online and at exhibitions produced by galleries in Carlifornia including The Studio Door in San Diego, The Herbert B. Turner Gallery in Del Mar, Orange County Creatives in Laguna Beach, and Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo..  

Tom welcomes interaction with everyone interested in the arts.  He can be reached via email at or by calling him at 760-525-0363.