Leona Gamble


I have always been fascinated with the layers within an individual. From childhood I prefered to swim deep, then to remain in the shallow waters, both figuratively and literally.

The duality of a person, the contrast of being light and dark within themselves, being strong whilst vulnerable, to show their contrary or harmonious layers, to paint this, is my temporary truth. There is isolation in my compositions with the figure being solitary, yet the subject is often times interconnected with the complexity of the environment, or the simplicity of the negative space around them. Like the seasons, we shift constantly from one state of being to another throughout our lives. Painting expresses this need to dive within myself and feeds this need to explore and express those waters.

30 Paintings in 30 Days

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“Yoke”#1A, 7 x 5 oil on canvas board. Sold.
If I Fits, I Sits
“If I Fits, I Sits” #2A, 7 x 5 oil on canvas board. Sold
Safe Word
"Safe Word" #3A, 7 x 5 oil on canvas board. Sold
“Syncopation” #4A, 7 x 5 oil on canvas board. Sold
The Edge
“The Edge” #5A, 5 x 7 oil on canvas board. Sold
“Filtered” #6A, 5 x 7 oil on canvas board. Available
The Stand
“The Stand” #7A, 5 x 7 oil on canvas board. Sold

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009 - solo show at Rive Gauche Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2008 - Solo Art Residency - "Embracing Light and Memory"- outdoor installation
2008 - April 4 - May 31- art residency at The Artist's Studio, Phx, AZ
2007- Sept- Oct- Solo exhibition at “That’s A Wrap”, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 - Wild Grace - Group art show @ The Artists Studio
2008 - Richeson 75 Figure/Portrait Group Exhibition.
2008 - March - Group show at The Artist’s Studio
2008- Jan 19-Feb 5- group exhibition BRIO Fine Arts “Go Figure” exhibit
2008- January 23- Feb. 17- The 45th Annual Fine Art Competition. Glendale, AZ
2008- Jan. 9- Feb. 24 - Group exhibition at Art on Boston. Chandler, AZ.
2007- November- Hidden In the Hills Studio Tour, Carefree, AZ.
2007- November- Via Colori Festival, Scottsdale, AZ
2007- September- Show at Art Walk on the Bay- San Diego- CA

Selected Collections:

Private Collection, Phoenix, AZ
Private Collection, Phoenix, AZ
Private Collection, Ahwatukee, AZ
Private Collection, Scottsdale, AZ
Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Private Collection, Loma Linda, CA

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