Scottish artist Leo du Feu graduated in Drawing & Painting from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006 and has been a full time artist and art tutor ever since.
Landscape and nature are Leo's inspiration and he's never happier than when exploring with binoculars around the neck and sketchbook in rucksack. Leo's studio is in his home in Burntisland in the Kingdom of Fife.
Conservation and nature conservation charities are very important to Leo, and birds in particular appear in his artworks often. Leo undertakes regular volunteer surveys for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and lots of environmental campaigning. He is supported by ScotRail in his ongoing Scotland by Rail project highlighting Scotland's many and diverse rail accessible landscapes, towns, attractions... sign up to receive new blog posts direct to your inbox.
Leo does lots of tutoring and running of workshops for private and public groups and individuals, both adults and children. He is on the Art Selection Committee for Edinburgh-based charity Art in Healthcare and he provides workshops as part of their Outreach Program. Leo is on the Board of IWORK4ME, the only Scottish Charity providing specialised support to people with Autism Spectrum Conditions wishing to explore self-employment.
Among the festivals and groups Leo has spoken to about his books and his art & nature travels are Linlithgow Book Festival, Further From Festival, Nairn Book & Arts Festival, Blackwell's Bookshop, Saltire Society, Friends of the RSA, Scottish Arts Club, University of the Third Age, Rotary Clubs, art groups and railway groups.
Leo has received grants and awards from The Bet Low Trust, The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Over-Seas League. In the past he has been supported by SYHA Hostelling Scotland, Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative and Linlithgow's Far from the Madding Crowd, Best Independent Bookshop Scotland 2017. Leo's largest commission to date comprises four 4-metre paintings on permanent display at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.
- Sketches from Canada. self-published, 2010.
- Landscapes & Birds of Scotland: an Artist's View.
J.Mills Publishers, Northern Arts imprint, 2013.
Comments and enquiries about exhibitions, commissions, workshops and talks are most welcome.
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