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Al Leitch

305 Newridge Road
Lexington, SC 29072

(803) 957-5229

alleitchart.com

Al Leitch

Having always been interested in art I was fortunate enough to have been selected to participate in art programs for high school students at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Mellon University.

However, with engineering and business degrees, I pursued an academic career in accounting at several major universities, with the last 23 years at the University of South Carolina. During my career I taught thousands of students, published over 60 articles in leading journals, coauthored three books and held endowed professorships. Upon retirement from USC I was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

Inspired by the Hudson River School and their vision of the natural beauty around us, I decided to renew my love of art upon retirement by taking numerous workshops and becoming active in the Columbia art community. I studied under Michael Story and Linda Sheppard, both nationally known pastel artists. I served as workshop coordinator, Vice President and President of the Crooked Creek Art League. I’m a member of the Village Artists Gallery at the Village of Sandhill where I show most of my work.

My work has been exhibited in numerous local and regional venues, where I have won several awards. Of particular note, I was part of a two-month art show at the Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort. I was juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society's 17th, 18th and 19th International juried Exhibits in Atlanta; juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society’s Visual Arts Center Exhibition in Roswell, GA.; juried into Appalachian Pastel Society's 2018 show; selected to show one of my paintings at ArtFields, which is a competitive show featuring 400 artists from all over the Southeast; juried into from "Etchings to Pastels" at the Charleston Museum; and participated in the Pastel Society of South Carolina's shows at the Convention Center in Charleston, Old Santee Canal Museum and the Circular Congregational Church in Charleston. I was part of my Reunion’s art exhibit at the Bibliowicz Gallery in Millstein Hall at Cornell University. Recently I achieved Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society and was juried into the American Pastel Society as an Associate Member.

Prices for prints are on my website alleitchart.com.

Gallery Cover Artwork:

         (viewable HERE)

"Dawn on Lake Murray"
Pastel Painting
16 x 20 Pastel Giclee Print $100
11 x 14 Print (includes border) $45
24 x 30 Print $215

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South Battery Street
South Battery Street

20 x 16 - Giclee Print $100 14 x 11 (includes border) Print $45

Bay Street
Bay Street

16 x 20 Pastel - Giclee' Print $100 11 x 14 (includes border) Print $45 Juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society International Art Show in Atlanta - May/June - 2016 Exhibited at Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort ​2016 South Carolina State Fair Juried into Appalachian Pastel Society 2018 Show

Dawn's Early Light
Dawn's Early Light

16 x 12 - Giclee Print $75 Juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society International Art Show in Atlanta - May/June - 2020

Saluda at Riverbanks
Saluda at Riverbanks

Saluda at Riverbanks Pastel Giclee Print $45 9 x 12 Unframed and Not Matted

Dry Falls
Dry Falls

9 x 12 (fits 11 x 14 Fame with a white border) Pastel - Giclee Print $45 15 x 20 Print $95 Pastel Society of South Carolina 2019 Show - Charleston, SC Wendel Cribb Memorial Award Trenholm Artists Guild 2020 Spring Juried Show

St. Philips
St. Philips

20 x 16 - Giclee Print $100 14 x 11 (includes border) Print $45 ​1st Place - It's Your Choice - Crooked Creek Art League Contest to Paint Some of South Carolina's History - St. Philips was South Carolina's 1st Church Pastel Society of South Carolina 2018 Show Old Santee Canal Museum 2018 South Carolina State Fair

Saluda Shoals
Saluda Shoals

12 x 16 Pastel - Giclee Print $75 15 x 16 Print $95 14 x 11 (includes border) Print $45 2017 South Carolina State Fair 1st Place - Trenholm Artists Guild (TAG) 2018 Still Hopes Show

In The Garden
In The Garden

16 x 20 Pastel - Giclee Print $100 & 11 x 14 (includes border) $45 "Merit Award" Crooked Creek Art League 2019 Fall Exhibition

Dawn on Lake Murray
Dawn on Lake Murray

16 x 20 Pastel Giclee Print $100 11 x 14 Print (includes border) $45 24 x 30 Print $215 2019 South Carolina State Fair

Marsh Patrol
Marsh Patrol

11 x 15 Pastel - Giclee Print $65 11 x 14 (with border) $45

Carolina Memories
Carolina Memories

16 x 20 Pastel - Giclee' Print $100 11 x 14 (includes border) Print $45 ​8 x 10 (includes border) Print $25 Selected for a DVD to showcase local art as part of an introduction to Columbia, ​2016 South Carolina State Fair.

Marsh Prince
Marsh Prince

20 x 16 - Giclee Print $100 14 x 11 (includes border) Print $45