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BB&T Bank on Art - Sept 2019: Al Leitch

Please join us in congratulating this month's featured artist in the "BB&T Bank on Art Gallery", Al Leitch, with his colorful coastal sunset.

Pastel Painting "Marina Sunset" by Al Leitch

Marina Sunset

Original Pastel Painting by Al Leitch

About the Artwork

Title: Marina Sunset

Media: Pastel

Size: 16" x 20"

Price: $850

Photo of artist Karen Larrabee

Artist Bio

Al Leitch – PhD

I was fortunate enough to participate in art programs for high school students at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Mellon University. With engineering and business degrees, I pursued an academic career where: I held endowed professorships, taught thousands of students, published over 60 articles, and coauthored three books. Inspired by the Hudson River School, I decided to renew my love of art upon retirement upon retirement from USC. I studied under Michael Story and Linda Sheppard, both nationally known artists as well as taking numerous workshops. I have been active in the Columbia art community serving as workshop coordinator, Vice President and President of the Crooked Creek Art League. In addition to showing my work in numerous shows in Columbia, where I won several awards, and in Charleston; I was juried into the Southeastern Pastel Society's 17th and 18th International Exhibits in Atlanta; the Southeastern Pastel Society’s Visual Arts Center Exhibition in Roswell, GA; the Appalachian Pastel Society's 2018 Show; and Artfields 2017. I participated in a six-person show at the Center for the Arts at USC Beaufort, in my reunion's 2017 art Exhibit at Cornell University and recently in the Art Market at the Historic Honey Horn in Hilton Head. I’m a member of the Village Artists Gallery in Columbia where many of my painting are on display.

You can see more of Al's artwork in his online gallery on this website HERE and at

You can reach Al by clicking HERE.

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