After serving three years in the
"I remember telling my wife (Judy) that I didn't have a clue as what to major in," Leach recalls. "She told me that, since I was really good at art, I should major in art."
So he did.
After receiving a bachelor of science degree in art education in 1968, he spent nearly 30 years teaching art in the
Leach, 74, and his wife are presently downsizing by selling their Belvoir-area home where they've lived for 45 years. And that means selling some of his beloved art collection, including works by local artists
The art is being sold in an estate sale that started last Friday and continues through Monday from
The majority of Leach's work, however, will be exhibited throughout the month of June at Gallery 1401 at
"It has been many years since Scott has had a show in our area and we are thrilled he is allowing us to sell pieces from his private collection," says
"Scott's palette is soft and spiritual and you can see that in his beautiful impressionistic landscapes as well as his figurative work," she says.
Leach describes his first technique as traditional. "The second technique is where everything is recognizable but loosely done. The third way is abstract. It's fun, but it's like playing around with a subject matter so that it becomes about 80 percent unrecognizable, but anybody who looks at it can decipher it."
Leach says much of his art reflects his faith, particularly his landscapes.
"I love the fleeting moments separating night and day when shadows embrace the light," according to his artist statement. "Solitude and mystery abound and the eye cannot absorb it fast enough. It is music to the eye, composed and bestowed on us by the Creator."
He says he'll continue to paint in a studio outfitted especially for him at his and his wife's new residence at
"The manager of
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