Painting 'Film Canister'


It’s easy to get lost in David Leonard’s still lifes. Brush stroke by brush stroke, he depicts the density and ordered chaos of our modern existence. While he may pay close attention to details—a barrage of signage or a symphony of skyscraper windows—he never fusses over them. He explores the subtle relationship of form and color, whether his subject is a refinery, a bustling commercial district, or a sea of shipping containers.

Product Details
  • Original painting

  • Oil on board

  • 6" x 6"

  • Artist information card


About the Artist
Rochester Institute of Technology
Fine Art Studio, BFA 1985

David paints cityscapes, landscapes and man-made objects in oil on canvas and on board. The primary subjects of his paintings are twenty-first century man’s working monuments, which represent our culture’s dedication to production and consumption. The paintings are meant to be ambiguous; they can be seen as an indictment of human waste and contemporary alienation, or simultaneously, can be seen as silent tributes to the fundamental tools of our society that we too often ignore. David’s paintings are a culmination rather than a moment – a “long look” at our technology and legacy. David’s work is in numerous private and corporate collections.