“I paint with a pencil and draw with a brush” (Leonard Paul)
Known internationally for his exquisitely detailed portrayals of nature and its creatures, Leonard Paul, a First Nation Mi’kmaq visual artist, was born in Halifax in 1953 and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Leonard considers he embodies the better elements of two worlds: Mi’kmaq ancestry and Euro-centric values in mainstream art. He loves to roam around the country sides and river banks with his family and two dogs, seeking inspiration for his artworks. This inspiration takes many forms as seen in the following slideshows.