I am Richard E. Leep
I was born in 1953 and grew up in the Beautiful Rolling hills and farmlands of rural Indiana.
I am largely a self-taught oil painter.
Oil painting is a media I have grown even more fond of over the years.
In my earlier years, most of my creative work consisted of the use of metal sculpture, pottery, watercolor, pen & ink and many other media, in which I had some formal training.
I also completed two years of instruction in Commercial Art.
I have had exhibits in Southern Indiana & Kentucky.
After some time of having my own studio and small gallery at the Mellwood Art Center in Louisville, I completed a larger studio on my own property in Elizabeth, Indiana, where I now do most of my work.
I think my Landscape paintings are a reflection of those earlier years in rural Indiana. Most are serene and remind me of those carefree years of growing up there. However, in recent years, I have added still life and abstracts to my creative palate.