Category: Paintings

Background on the motivation, techniques and interesting facts about each of the paintings.

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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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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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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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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