Leo du Feu

Leo du Feu, painter and art tutor

Leo du Feu

Leo was born in Edinburgh in 1984 and lived his life in nearby Linlithgow before moving to Burntisland on the Fife coast in 2014. Since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art Drawing & Painting in 2006, Leo has been a full-time professional artist and art tutor, exhibiting around Scotland and the UK.

Leo's inspiration is the natural world. He takes every opportunity to explore on foot, by bike, by train, sketching and painting in the landscape and using material gathered to complete other works back in the studio. Leo is a keen environmental campaigner and undertakes bird counts for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), and other voluntary conservation activities. He's rather obsessed with birds, they appear in his work often.

Leo's ongoing project to explore Scotland's rail-accessible landscapes is supported by ScotRail. Leo keeps a blog about his Scotland By Rail travels and his second book - Landscapes & Birds of Scotland, an Artist's View - features many of these locations.

If you're interested in finding out about Leo's exhibitions and other art news please send your email address through the Contact page of this website and please keep an eye on Leo's Artist Facebook & Twitter accounts.

Any comments or enquiries about exhibitions and commissions are very welcome.

Exhibitions

*** An updated website is being worked on (slowly). See list below + Leo's Facebook & Twitter accounts for updates. ***

Work can be seen in the following places in summer/autumn 2018:

Isle of May National Nature Reserve
Leo's first exhibition in a lighthouse! In Robert Stevenson's Main Light, Isle of May, Firth of Forth.
Solo exhibition of 30 artworks created outdoors on the island over the past six years
- viewable at weekends through July then daily 1st August - 30th September.
- exhibition free to enter once you arrive by boat trip from either North Berwick or Anstruther.

Edinburgh MacMillan Art Show
24 - 26 Aug
Bonhams Auction House, 22 Queen Street, EH2 1JX
- in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

Century General Store & Cafe - Edinburgh
July & Aug until mid-September
1-7 Montrose Terrace, EH7 5DJ
- joint display with Susan Smith painter-printmaker

Central Fife Open Studios
1 & 2 Sept
- visit Leo's studio & those of lots of other Fife artists

Scottish Arts Club - Edinburgh
through September
24 Rutland Square, EH1 2BW
- small solo exhibition in Scottish Arts Club's Geddes Gallery

32nd Art Friends of St Columba's Hospice - Edinburgh
19 - 21 October
The Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row, EH3 5BL
- annual exhibition in aid of St Columba's Hospice. Last year raised over £23,000.

Art for Animals exhibition - Edinburgh
19 - 25 Oct
Breeze Art, Jenners, Edinburgh
- new annual exhibition in aid of OneKind, Scotland’s animal campaigns charity.

The Sutton Gallery - Edinburgh
18a Dundas Street, EH3 6HZ
- always hold a stock of Leo's work

The Coffee Apothecary - Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire
- ongoing display of Leo's work. Great coffee & baking!

Leo's Blog

Writings about landscape, art, nature and birds... including Leo's ongoing ScotRail-supported Scotland By Rail project. View and follow the blog here - www.landscapeartnaturebirds.blogspot.co.uk.

Leo on film - discussing the Canadian Group of Seven

The Dulwich Picture Gallery in London recently held the UK's first ever large-scale exhibition of paintings by the Group of Seven. Leo's response to the exhibition can be viewed here - http://dulwichonview.org.uk.

Publications available to purchase

Book
Sketches from Canada
- a limited edition publication of Leo's Canadian sketches and travel writings. Signed copies £15 + postage. Sample pages by clicking here.

Book
Landscapes & Birds of Scotland: an Artist's View
- a large coffee-table journey through Scotland's lowlands, highlands and islands.
"Birds, art and the outdoors are demonstrated in the pages of this wonderful book. From peregrine falcons in flight over Slains Castle to the majestic lighthouse on Rattray Beach and the beauty of Orkney, this book will appeal to all lovers of nature and the natural landscape. Also included are sketches from trains, made by the artist on his travels around Scotland." (J.Mills Publishing)
Signed messaged copies directly from Leo - £20 + postage. Unsigned copies from publisher Jeremy Mills or ordered via your own local bookshop. Sample pages by clicking here.

2019 Calendar - available autumn 2018
210mm x 297mm, spiral bound, cello-wrapped
images available soon
£7.99 + postage

Greetings Cards - click here

Please click on contact to order copies of any of the above.