Stephen LeBlanc, Stoughton Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement My interest in art started as a child. I took numerous art classes through out my school years. In 1982 I was a gold key winner for a national high school art competition, for a picture I painted called winter flight. I have been told by others that I have an unique and natural talent. You could say that I'm a self taught artist. Painting pictures of nature comes naturally for me. All ideas come from my imagination, and are abstracted. When I paint I pour my heart in to it, I want to convey to my audience a sense of beauty from Gods creation. I put deep thought and composition in to my abstracts. I try to associate colors and shapes in fine details to suggest something for the viewer to comprehend. I love painting and developing my creativity. My aim is to create something on canvas that is magnificent.