Born in Havana, Cuba, Leonor immigrated with her family to the United States as a very young child. Today, she resides and works in Coconut Grove, Florida. Leonor’s preferred medium is oil on canvas and charcoal drawings. The imagery of her art is crafted with a combination of precise and loose brush strokes, characterized by powerful colors and jarring compositions that elicit vivid emotional reactions. In her work, the world is presented by means of a highly subjective personal and spontaneous self-expression. Her paintings do not depict objective reality, but the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse within a person. They seek to express meaning and emotional experience rather than physical reality. Leonor’s art reflects an uncompromising concern for the world, an ardent compassion for the human experience. The compositions run the gamut in scale and color, with her palette ranging from vivid bold colors to near monochromatic studies with just a touch of color.
This enigmatic dichotomy of style is a reflection of the artist’s search for freedom of expression and penchant for setting her own rules. Leonor holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies. The artists that have greatly inspired her are Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch and Caspar David Friedrick. Leonor is one of the founding directors of the Himalayan Community Project, a non profit organization dedicated to advancing the education of the children of Nepal. She is also an active member of the Greater Miami Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Special Olympics. The artist works are represented in private collections in, New York, Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, Puerto Rico, Haiti, The Netherlands, Italy and Kenya.