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.


*** Apologies for out-of-date sections on this website. A new improved version should be live by Christmas 2016. Meantime, please have a look at the list below and keep an eye on Leo's Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates. ***

Leo's Burntisland studio will be open to visitors as part of Central Fife Open Studios on 17th & 18th September 2016. Leo's painter-printmaker mum Susan Smith is opening her studio the same weekend, also in Burntisland.

Leo's work is in the following exhibitions in summer/autumn 2016:

Solo Exhibition - Edinburgh
Nov 2016
Sutton Gallery

6-person show - near Arbroath
28th Oct - 13th Nov
'Drawn to Land and Sea:
Six artists' interpretations of the natural riches of the east coast of Scotland and its islands.'
Kniblethmont Gallery

mixed summer exhibition - Perth
until 3rd Sept
Frames Gallery

mixed exhibition - St Abbs, Berwickshire
throughout summer - phone gallery for more info
Number Four Gallery

Sick Kids Fundraising Exhibition - Edinburgh
11th - 12th Nov
Postcards for Sick Kids
Lyon & Turnbull

Leo's Blog

Writings about landscape, art, nature and birds... including regular updates about Leo's ongoing ScotRail and Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative supported project to explore Scotland by rail. View and follow the blog here - http://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

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.

2017 Calendar: 'Leo du Feu'
210mm x 297mm, spiral bound, cello-wrapped
images available soon
£7.99 + postage

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