Author: stevenleahy

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┬ácan 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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I love surprises (sometimes)

As I mentioned in my last blog, it was aviation art that helped me turn the corner. That was the work that was first noticed for me. When all that happened, I decided that I needed to push that love

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Hornet High and Roger Ball, Hornet

Sometimes I slow down and try to look in the mirror to take a bit of stock in this journey I have been lucky to be on. People often have memories triggered by pictures, songs and even smells. For me,

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How paintings choose me

I am intoxicated with the creative process. There is something extraordinary when an idea takes on a life of its own and really dictates its own outcome. That was certainly the case for ‘In the Club’, the painting of a

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19 Seconds

I have a friend that writes the most incredible songs. The biggest reason I find them so incredible is that she has the ability (and courage) to write songs about the things that are not so bright and shiny in

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Everything finds its place

There are so many incredible ways to get our voice heard these days. As artists, we work hard to make sure that it is the art that speaks the loudest yet it is always great to get the chance to

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Longfellow Fall

Easily one of my favorite commissioned paintings to date is the painting for American Anchor. The job parameters were wide open. Boston skyline with a widow washing squeegee wiping a path clear in the image. All I was told was

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Learning to be Lewis and Clark

Yesterday was a fantastic day. I was invited by my good friend and incredible artist Keith Hanson to share a space with him at the 3rd annual Wounded Vet’s Run at Suffolk Downs in Boston. Simply being there was a

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