Tucson Botanical Gardens (oil on canvas) by Pablo de Leon
Pablo de Leon studied at The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and was a graphic designer in Chicago for 35 years. After discovering the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, he moved to Tucson to pursue his career in fine art painting.
"I typically work small and focus mainly on en plain air oil painting. This enables me to capture the light and the essence of the desert and mountains and lends a freshness and an in-the-moment feeling to my work," he says.
Pablo was commissioned for numerous paintings of Chicago landmarks. He has shown in several galleries in Chicago as well as the former Rosequist Gallery and Tansey Gallery of Tucson.