artist information

Leo E. Osborne
Living on the Pacific Coast with its wonderful vistas and horizons, Leo E.Osborne creates in painting and bronze using the inspiration of nature and color predominant to the Pacific Northwest. In 2008 his sculpture Return of Ancient Wisdom, a bronze depiction of the endangered Ridley turtle, was permanently installed and dedicated in the Art Center's Sculpture Garden.

Osborne’s early training at New England School of Art in Boston, under the direction of painters from the Gloucester and Boston schools of painting gave him the understanding of paint as expressed by the American Impressionists. His living for 20 years in the Mid-coast of Maine furthered his development in the atmospheric paintings with fog, mist and cloudy skies. These coastal experiences equally influenced his sculpture, transpired through the animals depicted and the lyrical moods they express.

Exhibitions of his paintings and sculptures have been held locally and internationally over the last 30 years. He has received eight awards of excellence from the Society of Animal Artists and numerous other awards, including the silver medal from the National Sculpture Society. He has been invited for twelve years to exhibit at the prestigious Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and his work is in private, corporate and museum collections.