Second Place Overall award

I am really excited to receive Second Place Overall award from PleinAir Salon (10th Annual PleinAir Salon competition) for ‘Eden’ painting as Judged by Steve Diamant, founder of Arcadia Gallery. Check out this article by PleinAir today: PleinAir Salon February/March 2020 Winners Revealed

Stretching canvas

Alright, let’s stretch it out! Here is the process of stretching canvas for my next painting. As you can see this frame has a specific custom shape/geometry driven by the composition of the painting. I use Lanificio Prato 100% linen canvas and gallery type wrap.

Featured in American Art Collector Magazine!

This month my art has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine (Art of the Nude and Artist Focus sections): Leonid Plekhanov is an award-winning Russian artist who combines a traditional and academic Russian art school background with contemporary techniques, while pursuing a specific vision of the role of art and artist. American Art Collector,… Continue reading Featured in American Art Collector Magazine!

Best Water Award!

Believe it or not, but I have been awarded Best Water in the 2019 PleinAir Salon June/July competition (9th Annual PleinAir Salon Competition) for the painting The Source!

My painting is in the Top 25 Finalists for the 8th Annual Plein Air Salon!

I am thrilled to say that my painting ‘Worlds of Childhood‘ has been selected into the Top 25 Finalists for the 8th Annual Plein Air Salon Art Competition from PleinAir Magazine! Thus now it has got three international awards: Top 25 Finalists for the 8th Annual PleinAir Salon Art Competition from PleinAir Magazine! Finalist of… Continue reading My painting is in the Top 25 Finalists for the 8th Annual Plein Air Salon!

With Eric Rhoads at #FACE18

Me with Eric Rhoads (on the left) — while discussing the artwork I made during studio hours at #FACE18 (Figurative Art Convention and Expo, Nov 2018, Miami, FL, USA). Eric Rhoads is a recognized remarkable publisher behind PleinAir Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur.

Best Oil Award

I was awarded Best Oil in the 2018 PleinAir Salon April/May competition help by PleinAir Magazine for the painting Worlds of childhood