2.07.2016

Memories Eternal, Trying is Winning

Eleventh in a series of paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a “Memories Eternal” theme inspired by the people, places, and things that shape our lives. This work - "Trying Too Hard" - was inspired by the balance between a desire to impress and the bounds of good taste. Hangs in Westfield, N.J. Actual size of 30x40". The art has been made available via www.ImageKind.com.


Trying is Winning2015 © Matthew Leaper 



~Dedicated to John & Jenny.

9.10.2014

Memories Eternal, View from Olympus

Tenth in a series of paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a “Memories Eternal” theme inspired by the people, places, and things that shape our lives. This work - "View from Olympus" - was inspired by those rare moments when you have absolutely, or at least substantially, everything in position for a journey to the eastHangs in Westfield, N.J. Actual size of 30x40". The art has been made available via www.ImageKind.com.


View from Olympus2014 © Matthew Leaper 


~Dedicated to today's sunrise

7.06.2014

Duality of Man Series, 3 of 15 (remastered)

Remastered version of the third painting in this series of 15 paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a "Duality of Man" theme inspired by the human contradictions that define our experience. This piece - "Wall Street Magic (II)" - pays tribute to the alchemic ambitions of those responsible for the Great Recession. The art has been made available for framing and purchase via www.ImageKind.com; please click on the picture for details. The original image was published on February 6, 2010, and is available here.



Wall Street Magic (II)2014 © Matthew Leaper 


~Dedicated to Wall Street (the sequel)

4.06.2014

Memories Eternal, The Leap

Ninth in a series of commissioned paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a “Memories Eternal” theme inspired by the people, places, and things that shape our lives. This work - "The Leap" - was inspired by the leap of love that is marriage (to Matthew Leaper, in particular). Hangs in Westfield, N.J. Actual size of 30x40". The art has been made available via www.ImageKind.com; please click the picture for details.

The Leap by Matthew Leaper

The Leap2014 © Matthew Leaper 


~Dedicated to my love. 

6.02.2013

Memories Eternal, The Island Country

Eighth in a series of commissioned paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a Memories Eternal theme inspired by the people, places, and things that shape our lives. This work - 'The Island Country' - is a tribute to a Cypriot friend whose investment of energy and faith I will always remember. Hangs in private residence somewhere between Atlantic City, N.J., and Philadelphia, P.A. Actual size of 30x40". The art has been made available via www.ImageKind.com; please click the picture for details.

The Island Country by Matthew Leaper

The Leap2014 © Matthew Leaper 


~Dedicated the spring of 2013. 

5.24.2013

Duality of Man Series, 13 of 15

Thirteenth in a series of 15 paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a "Duality of Man" theme. This piece - "Wars of Heaven" - was inspired by the epic battles fought everyday by the angels and demons of our time. Hangs in either Philadelphia, PA. Actual size of 36x36". The art has been made available via www.ImageKind.com; please click the picture for details.

Wars of Heaven by Matthew Leaper

Wars of Heaven2013 © Matthew Leaper 


~Dedicated to Michael and Gabriel.

4.20.2013

Memories Eternal, Siren Wail

Eighth in a series of commissioned paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a “Memories Eternal” theme inspired by the people, places, and things that shape our lives. This work – “Siren Wail” – was inspired by the most powerful source of energy for growth, regeneration and destruction ever known. Actual size: 12x16".


Siren Wail
, 2013 © Matthew Leaper


4.02.2013

Memories Eternal, Rocket in Flight

Seventh in a series of commissioned paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a “Memories Eternal” theme inspired by the people, places, and things that shape our lives. This work – “Rocket in Flight” – is dedicated to all the 2013 birthday wishes received whilst occupying Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Actual size: 12x16".

Rocket in Flight by Matthew Leaper
Rocket in Flight
 2013 © Matthew Leaper 

~Dedicated to April fools and the Republic of Uganda.  

3.24.2013

Duality of Man Series, 12 of 15

Twelfth in a series of 15 paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a "Duality of Man" theme. This piece - "The Journey"- was directly inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" ("Man is a rope, tied between beast and overman – a rope over an abyss."); ("You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star."). Hangs in Philadelphia, PA. Actual size of 36x36". The art has been made available via www.ImageKind.com; please click the picture for details.

The Journey by Matthew Leaper
The Journey2013 © Matthew Leaper 


~Dedicated to #2 Door.

2.09.2013

Memories Eternal, Full House

Fifth and Sixth in a series of commissioned paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a “Memories Eternal” theme inspired by the people, places, and things that shape our lives. These two works – “Full House” – represent me and my love (www.nadiasingh.com) as the kings and queen we are. Actual sizes of 12x16". 

ML, Full House by Matthew Leaper
Full House, 2013 
© Matthew Leaper 



~Dedicated to ML+NYS circa September 21, 2013. 



2.03.2013

Duality of Man Series, 11 of 15

Eleventh in a series of 15 paintings by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a "Duality of Man" theme that was inspired by the absented minded steps we take along our ultimate journey across land, water and humanity to achieve our objectives. This piece - Arrogant Strides - was influenced by Matthew 14:22-31. Actual size of 30x40". The art has been made available via www.ImageKind.com; please click the picture for details.

Arrogant Strides by Matthew Leaper
Arrogant Strides, 2011 © Matthew Leaper 

~ Dedicated to leaps of faith.

1.25.2013

On-wall Works, # of ##

One of countless on-wall works by Matthew Leaper (ML) under a "Fraternal" theme that was inspired by the human experiences earned amongst the men of the Delta Chi. This rendition of Pi Kappa Alpha's coat of arms was painted around 2006 and remains in the great room of the Pike Mansion today, along with a few spray painted cityscapes in the basement. At least 30 on-wall works were created during this time, many in chalk or pastel, paint marker, spray paint, or a combination thereof; almost none remain, some were intentionally removed. 

PiKA Coat of Arms by Matthew Leaper
PiKA Coat of Arms
2012 © Matthew Leaper, Inc.; JDK.


~Dedicated to my lady's leg and Johnny Walker.