Leon Pericles is a prolific and much loved Western Australian artist who calls Margaret River home.
A master printmaker, painter & sculptor, Leon has held more than 150 solo exhibitions and won national & international acclaim over a 50-plus year career. In 2018 he attracted thousands to a retrospective exhibition of more than 500 artworks, a mere fraction of his archive. Now 73, Leon has been creating for 50+ years, bringing joy to collectors worldwide.
Sometimes narrative, often whimsical and frequently absurd, his ruminations on society and our unique landscape engage and challenge the ideas that shape us.
Leon participates in Margaret River Region Open Studios (10-25 September) which brings many thousands of visitors to Margaret River. A fixture since its first year, his artwork & garden remain a star attraction nine years on. Leon gives his time generously ensuring that every patron has a cup of tea and a good chat about art.
Lucky for us, Leon has shared some of his local favourites.