Artist Statement

I believe my work speaks to the heart of my viewers as each work tells a story and captures the viewer in a moment of emotion they can appreciate.

Pastels, watercolors and graphite are my mediums of choice with pastels being my favorite. My subject matter often times determines which of the three I will use.

Family and community inspire many of my works, reflecting contemporary life. Drawing titles such as “Make a Joyful Noise”, “Let it Rain”, “Aswan and Friends” and “Walk With Me” emphasize this connection. 


About the Artist

Leroy White has been drawing and painting since he was 10. He was educated at the Newark School of Fine Arts, Kean University & New York Center for Media Arts. His art pieces have been exhibited with the Art Centre of New Jersey at the Paper Mill Playhouse, The Centennial Exhibit of the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, The Annual Plainfield New Jersey Outdoor Art Festival, where he received two consecutive first place awards. Leroy also exhibits with the Art in the Atrium Gallery of Morristown, NJ Annual Exhibit.

His engaging work presents images of his favorite subject: people. His family, his community, his church family and friends.

Leroy’s career also spans over 20 years as a professional graphic designer. He is currently teaching at the Anthem Institute in Jersey City, NJ as a graphic design and animation instructor. Leroy is also a member of the Pastel Society of New Jersey.

Leroy brings it all together by saying, “I am blessed with a gift, and I hope and pray to be able to continue to share it for years to come”. 

Small Works


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