Jaime Leon
Jaime Leon Jaime León was born in a small town in the Colombian Andes in South America an that is why he calls himself "an artist from the mountains"

Since his early years Jaime showed an artistic passion toward paintings and drawings. Jaime's family moved to Bogotá Colombia when he was a teenager. In Bogotá he studied the art of drawing at the CENA National Learning Services. Later on, he continued his studies in the "Bellas Artes" school of Bogotá.

Jaime Leon has travel in different occasions to USA, Central American and the Caribbean to exhibit his art. He devoted many years of his life helping people at drug rehabilitation centers, applying his artistic knowledge as part of the rehabilitating therapy.

Leon participated in the "Annual Forum of Colombian Artists" and won the national Christian painting contest.
"Art to me is a brief reflection of the beauty of creation. Art and beauty are intertwined, that is what I try to portrait in my work"

Jaime immigrated to Canada in 1999, since then he has participated in the following exhibitions:

» Scarborough Arts Council - Art Naturally.    2000 - 2001
» North American Centre Celebrate the Arts.    2001
» Arts Week Toronto - City Hall Nathan Phillips Square.    2001
» Arts Week Toronto al 401 Richmond.    2001
» Solo Exhibition Toronto Public Library.    2002
» Arte en el Festival de Jazz City Hall Nathan Phillips Square.    2002
» "Ritmo y Color" Festival Latinoamericano Harbourd Front Centre.    2002
» Tele Latino Network TV Interview, hosted by Elvira Sanchez Malicki.    2002
» Exposición de Artistas Colombianos organizado por el Consulado de Colombia en Toronto.    2001 - 2002
» Jaime Leon Has been a member of The Scarborough Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Art Gala Forum and Fundarte Latinoamerica. Awards    2002
» "Opening Doors" Award as the artist of the year 2002 presented by The Centre For Spanish Speaking Peoples.    2002
» Centro para Gente de habla Hispana, Toronto Canada.    2002
» Exposición de algunas de sus obras en ACCES    2003
» Different Art Exhibitions Among Spanish Community organizations and festivals. Toronto Canada.    2004
» Nominated by Pulso Comunications for the Award "Latinamerican Artist of the year" at its 2004 version.    2004
» Roy Thompson Hall. Toronto Canada.    2010
» Juried Collective Exhibition Art Gallery of Brampton Ontario Canada.    2005
» Collective Art Exhibition hosted by Fundarte Latinoamerica. Etobicoke Civic Centre Toronto Canada.    2005
» Neilson Park Creative Centre Collective exhibition. Toronto Canada.    2005
» Franklyn Carmichael Art Gallery Collective Exhibition. Toronto Canada.    2005
» Assembly Hall Art Gallery, Origins Collective Exhibition Toronto Canada.
» Arts Week Toronto Hosted by different Art Galleries .    2006
» 53 Anual open Juried art exhibition. Color and Form Society. Etobicoke Civic Centre Toronto Canada.    2006
» Latinoamerican Art Exhibition, hosted by Club de Seniors Latino americanos. Toronto Canada.    2006
» Group Art Exhibition Art Gala Forum, Lornr Park Public Library, Mississauga Ontario Canada.    2006
» Group Art Exhibition ,Art Gala Forum ,Rotonda Metro Hall Toronto Canada.    2007
» Carousell of Nations Art Exhibition ,Oakville Ontario Canada.    2007
» Latinoamerica 2007 collective Art Exhibition, hosted by Fundarte Latinoamerica, Etobicoke Civic Centre Toronto Canada.    2007
» "Through the Eyes od the Artist" collective juried Art Exhibition. Assembly Hall Toronto Canada.    2008
» Latinoamerica 2008 hosted by Fundarte Latinoameica. Etobicoke Civic Centre. Toronto Canada.    2008
» Exhibicion de Arte Latinoamericano Hosted by Club de Seniors Latinoamericanos. Toronto Canada.    2008
» Vaughan of a Kind , Art and Craft Show, Vellore Village, Vaughan Ontario.    2008
» 50/50 Christmas Art Exhibiton. Propeller Centre for the Arts. Toronto Canada.    2008
» "Cueros Con Fuego y Pasion" Solo art Exhibition. Biblioteca publica Julio Perez Ferrero.    2009
» Cucuta Norte de Santander Colombia.    2009
» ATN TV Interview Cucuta Norte de Santander Colombia.    2009
» Special Invited, Raices Latinoameicanas group Art Show, Colombo Centre Joseph D Carrier Art Gallery Toronto Canada.    2009
» Latinoamerica 2009 juried art exhibition, hosted by Fundarte Latinoamerica.    2009
» Art Gallery Etobicoke Civic Centre Toronto Canada.    2009
» 918 Bathurst Art Gallery. The art Market Collective exhibition. Toronto Canada.    2009
» Carrusell of Nations art exhibition. Oakville Ontario Canada.    2009
» Studio 561 Anual Art Sale. Toronto Canada.    2009
» Culturalshoc Art Gallery ,Pop Art exhibition. Toronto Canada.    2009
» Methinnks Presents. Proyect 165 Augusta Street art Exhibition, Toronto Canada.    2009
» Mmmmmm Pop! Juried collective Pop Art Exhibition. Hang Man Gallery Toronto Canada.    2010
» Exposión en Colombia en el Museo Cultural de la Dorada, Departamento de Caldas. Marzo.    2010
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