Leon Fouche is a South African Wildlife Artist, Wildlife photographer and conservationist. He lives in Hoedspruit, a small town bordering the Greater Kruger National Park. Finding so much inspiration around him, Leon seeks to celebrate the absolute beauty of nature and its creatures in his art, inviting the viewer to share a respect and admiration for this amazing world.
Choosing Soft pastel as his medium, he is inspired to
portray the spectacular animal and birdlife that he has personally encountered and photographed in their natural habitat.
Since completing his schooling in 2001, Leon has enjoyed increasing success at his numerous exhibitions around the world. Leon’s work has also won several awards both locally and internationally. His ultra-realistic artwork is sought after, and can be found in private and corporate collections across the globe.
Sporting classics : sept/oct 2013 issue
Game trails : fall 2013
Hunters Horn : 2013
Hunters Horn : fall 2012
A number of Leon’s collectors have invested in over 30 Original Pastel Drawings.
Leon has exhibited at the world renowned SCI (Safari Club International) shows in Texas every year since 2011 with great success.
Leon was awarded Houston safari club “Artist of the Year” in 2013.
Solo exhibition at Hoedspruits Safari wine club in 2015
Leon and Ingrid were top sellers in 2010 and 2012 and have been among the top sellers for the past fourteen years at Art in the Park in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa’s largest outdoor selling exhibition. Many of those fourteen years have been complete sell outs.
Solo exhibition in London at Holland & Holland Gun makers in 2011.
Leon’s artwork was used to create Holland & Hollands spring/summer 2013 clothing collection.
Leon donates paintings and funds on a regular basis to conservation projects and is keen to continue his involvement with projects working on the survival of endangered species and the protection of the environment
In 2006, Leon was awarded the “Birds Illustrated Award” for the most outstanding work on an avian theme at Britain’s NEWA exhibition. (National Exhibition of Wildlife Art).
In 2005, Leon was invited to join South Africa’s top 100 artists in the prestigious “Art for Conservation” exhibition, hosted by the Wildlands Conservation Trust held in the International Convention Centre, where he received the “Best Artist” award for the show.