Art display at Port Isabel Library

PORT ISABEL — Artwork by local artist and Laguna Madre Art League member Thomas Leeman will be on display at the Port Isabel Library during the month of January.

Leeman, who has lived in the area since the 1990s, works primarily in oils. He considers his style to be “mainly impressionistic.”

Among his most popular pieces are his paintings of women. He says women are his favorite subject. Some of his more popular paintings are “Never Anything to Wear,” which depicts a group of nude women in a restaurant, and “Extra Change,” which humorously shows a woman helping herself to her partner’s wallet as he sleeps.

Asked how he came up with these tongue in cheek social commentaries about women, he grins and says his wife gives him his ideas and titles his pieces.

Leeman has won a number of awards and recognitions nationally, internationally and locally since he began painting seriously when he retired. His work can be seen and is for sale at the Laguna Madre Gallery and at businesses on the Island.

Drop by the Library at 213 Yturria to see Leeman’s display. The display is free and open to the public.