Ambassador of the Week: Leo Kahl

In “Confluence,” a young man enjoys the first nice day of spring fishing from a converging point of two rivers. Simple compositions such as this offer the watercolor artist much freedom in the way they can allow the qualities of watercolor to express themselves.

“My art is a reflection of myself,” says Leo Kahl. “Never pretentious, sometimes romantic, sometimes sentimental. I look for the abstract effects of light on our world first, then the underlying narrative. Mundane moments interest me more than grandiosity, as we spend most of our lives amongst it. I strive for simplicity, in my art and my life. It is in simplicity that I find truth and tranquility.”

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Kelly Kane
PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.


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