Featured are oil paintings, short videos, and a blog by Leigh Cohn, who is self-taught and uses a projector technique. He has given away more than 275 canvases, which are hanging in the offices of Forever Balboa Park (formerly the Balboa Park Conservancy) in San Diego, Carlsbad City Hall, homes, and offices. In 2022, supporters of his artwork donated $13,617 to the Ocean Conservancy.

Leigh with "Pam's Terns" (2022)

I’ve lived in a coastal city most of my life and the beach has given me serenity and inspiration. Every year I focus on a particular theme, and in 2022 that was to raise funds for the Ocean Conservancy through donations from my artwork enthusiasts. Their generous support exceeded my hopes with  $13,617 in contributions.

The Ocean Conservancy is a nonprofit group, dedicated to protecting our oceans through research, education, and science-based advocacy. Visit my fundraising page which no longer accepts donations, but offers an archive of the entire project. Check it out!

While recently looking through a 2002 photo album, a striking photograph fell out of the book. Taken from a cruise ship in the Alaska Passage during an ill-fated family vacation, I knew instantly that it could be used to create a powerful painting, especially on a large canvas:

Mendenhall Glacier, AK: Twenty Years Ago (2022) 60 x 36
In Leigh's studio with 3 Carlsbad beach paintings

Featured Themes

Forever Balboa Park in San Diego has 20 paintings of park scenes in their offices on the Prado.

"My Approach to Oil Painting,"  "Bob Tremmel: Remembering the Battle of Iwo Jima," and more.

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