Author: stevenleahy

It’s all about the process

  I love talking to artists about the motivations behind the work that they do. It is an incredible window into who they are and what is important to them. Hearing these insights however, did not always fill me with

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Growth involves a little pain

  ‘You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” What an incredible quote by the ispirationalist Jim Rohn. We have so many

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The Lace How-To

My buddy Joe Larry Mason was asking some questions about how I worked out the stockings and lace on the ‘Beantown Beauty’ air cleaner so I thought that I would pull together a quick how-to on how I got this

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Mors Ex Tenebris

  The motto of the Marine All weather Attack squadron 242. Translated it means ‘Death from the Darkness’ Nothing describes the Grumman A-6 Intruder better than the Bat’s motto. This incredible attack aircraft was in service between 1963 to 1997

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Speak softly and carry a big stick. The smoke and fire step by step

Smoke and Fire How-to   The job came into the studio to custom paint a rifle stock. The theme and colors were left wide open. After doing some rough sketches for ideas, I ended up with smoke and fire. Rather

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Oh wait, let me show you….

I’d like to say that I am getting used to the blank stare that I usually get when trying to explain my work. That of course would be a lie. The one huge advantage that I have in painting so

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Love Letters

  Music is woven as tightly as art in my life. I grew up in an a family where playing an instrument was as normal as doing homework or riding a bike. I have actually been playing drums longer than

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Good days

Great weekend!! Got my daughter moved back into school and realized again that she has some really great friends around her. I had three paintings hanging in this year’s Downtown Brockton Arts and Music festival. Got to see some amazingly

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It’s the challenge that makes us better

  Even today as I look at the painting ‘Eb’ I can feel the frustration as if it was yesterday rather than eleven years ago. I have been fortunate to have had an incredible working relationship with the folks over at

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And sometimes things just start to come together.

Thanks to the incredibly talented folks at Sandbox Designs, my new website www.stevenleahy.com is just about up and running! During the process of supplying images and copy, I have found myself reflecting on how my career has guided itself despite

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