Blog on hold...

Hello all, I don't very much use this blog anymore as I have moved over to the lands of Twitter, Facebook and sending the occassional mailchimp. So find me mainly over at my main website above! Cheers and Cheerio. Jen

Available to buy now - first Childrens Book

I have been working for 6 months on a little project with a friend and we have finally self published our childrens book: Mango Goes...

Please help us and support by sharing and spreading and buying a copy - available also in as Ebook

Landscape Paintings Commission - January 2014

Happy new year! This month I have been working in partnership with an order from Rojo & Co to produce 16 canvas paintings for Circle Merton Priory Homes new residential unit in Merton. Here's a taster of some of them due to be installed next month where more photos will follow!...

Some of the paintings feature Morden Hall Parks Landscapes and others are over maps of Merton and the surrounding area:

To see more London map work currently for sale please see my agents Degree Art.
If you would like to commission a painting please contact me through my website:

'Wild in Art' painted animal sculpture auctions...

My painted animal sculptures have all got new homes! That's 3 life size silver back gorillas and 2 giraffes. From the GoGoGorilla auction at the Forum in Norwich and Colchester Zoos StandTall auction at Firstsite in Colchester, collectively my work raised over £20,000 which was absolutely amazing to hear for me and all the partner charities where all the proceeds go to. I will be keeping my eye on more Wild in Art sculpture trails to submit to nationwide and will be on the lookout for the next animal to paint!

Big thanks to everyone involved in the organisation, permissions for installations and auction element of these projects, now just waiting to see some pictures of where mine have ended up!

Giraffe Sculptures on the Thames at The Scoop - More London Free Festival

Why not take yourself on a Giraffe safari in London!

Two of my painted giraffe sculptures 'Jungle Jenny' and the mascot for Colchester Zoo: 'Stan D. Tall' are now on the banks of The Thames at The Scoop, outside City Hall from September 9th to September 16th! They will be there to celebrate 50 years of Colchester Zoo from the art trail 'Stand Tall'. There are 15 giraffe sculptures installed around the area.

Tweet me your pictures with them @ArtbyJenLeonard I want to see your creative snaps with my giraffes!

On September 19th all the giraffes will go to auction at First Site in Colchester to raise money for Colchester Zoo'z charity.

Merging Inks at Richmix Shoreditch

Last week I was one of the artists with Merging Inks, a collective of arts folk brought together by Roxanne Williams of Crazivity. Merging inks is a Live Art show sponsored by O2, Think Big and SomewhereTo. After each 40 minute set artists swapped canvases to create collaborative works with each other and transform one anothers work. I got a chance to alter a life drawing from male to female and add some heavy colour and pattern onto a portrait! The night was a great experience for all those involved and I look forward to doing the next one!

Merging Inks put on a great night with lots of people attending to watch the artists at work, there were also market stalls with art for sale, and a great mix of music to paint in time with. The finished pieces are now for sale as originals, with proceeds going to each artist involved, and you can also buy them from Merging Inks as prints. For more of my original art work and commissions please see 


Ahhh! My name on a big screen on the night!


Live Art Show London - August 2013

I have been invited to participate with Merging Ink's next live art event in Shoreditch at the Richmix Centre in London. It's free entry with live music, art and craft stalls and looks to be a great night so please do come along and enjoy some creativity in the city!

Go Go Gorillas: The Norwich Art Trail 2013

This year I am fortunate enough to have three of my designs sponsored and commissioned by local Norfolk organisations: Norwich B.I.D'S, Think Mobile Media and the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News. It was great to have the opportunity to paint on life size gorilla sculptures! Here's some great snaps of those creatures out there in Norwich on the art trail right now thanks to everyone who continues to post pictures to facebook and twitter, its always great to see what impact they are having on the local community! Don't forget I also do commission murals so please check out my website for more details!

The GoGoGorillas outdoor art trail has been officially launched and the 53 life-sized creations are on show at different locations around the city. You will be able to explore the trail and see how many spectacular gorillas you can find. Each gorilla has been decorated in a variety of colourful and exciting artwork; produced by professional artists, schools and community groups.

Download the Gorilla Art Trail Map here 

Just want to give a massive shout out to Martin Green from Break Charity. Martin has single-handedly set up the entire Gorilla art trail in Norwich from start to finish. He has helped out 100's of artists, community groups and sponsors. With 53 final designs being taken forward, he has secured the locations for the gorillas, managed all the launch events and publicity not to mention delivering the sponsorship packs and artist application packs. He has been tweeting away everyday to keep this process exciting, visual and in the media for everyone to share and appreciate and is not afraid to haul around a gorilla on a lorry, on a train and in a shopping mall! He even does the odd bit of varnishing gorillas and helping out all the artists involved. He has also managed the process for the App, populating all the data, setting the design and working along side think mobile to bring all the components together.

This October 3rd the gorillas are off to the auction at the Forum in Norwich, a ticketed event to see the trail come to an end and raise money for Break Charity. Martin Green the Gorilla man of Norwich, I'm sure is onto good things. Huge well done, this man deserves a medal in logistics! Congrats!

Gorilla at London Liverpool Street Station

My Gorilla has been installed at London Liverpool street, he will be there for 4 weeks before heading back to Norwich for the GoGoGorilla Art trail that opens on June 23rd. Please take photos, spread the word and tweet me your pictures with him! I'm always keen to do murals and commission work so check out my website for more details...

Liverpool Street Station gets a huge amount of footfall passing through everyday meaning by the end of the month my artwork will have been seen by roughly 3 million people! Thats a huge audience - One I don't expect I'll get again!

We are hoping one day whilst he's there Stephen Fry will come along and get a picture with him and tweet it to the millions - Hehe!

Gorilla Sculpture at London Liverpool Street Station

At 11.30am on Friday 24th May 2013 at Liverpool St Station my Gorilla will be arriving on the platform (By Boots) to encourage visitors on this years Gorilla outdoor art trail in Norwich...

Press release:

Travelling on the 9.30am train from Norwich to London, The Gorilla nicknamed ‘Boris’ will be waved-off from the platform by some of his troop and will remain in London for four weeks to greet commuters, visitors and tourists, before returning to Norwich for the launch of the ten-week trail on Monday 24th June 2013.  

Boris is decorated with iconic Norwich scenes including the Castle, City Hall and the Cathedral, along with images of Stephen Fry and Jake Humphrey and has been painted and designed by London based artist Jenny Leonard and sponsored by the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID)

The GoGoGorillas! outdoor art trail is being delivered by Norfolk charity Break together with leading arts and education company Wild in Art to raise money for both Break and the Born Free Foundation. 

Visitors will be able to access the trail in Norwich starting from Monday 24th June 2013 by picking up a map or downloading a free app and the project will culminate in an auction of the gorilla sculptures on 3rd October 2013 at The Forum Norwich. 

Stand Tall: Colchester Zoo's Art Trail 2013

I have spent the last 2 weekends at Colchester Zoo painting a lifesize baby giraffe for The 'Stand Tall' art trail in Colchester happening this summer. The art trail will celebrate 50 years of the zoo and this particular jungle designed giraffe has been sponsored by department store Williams and Griffin.

Once the 30 giraffes are painted with their individual themes, they will be displayed around the streets, parks and open spaces of Colchester from June 2. After being on show for 12 weeks, they will be auctioned off to raise money for the zoo’s charity Action for the Wild.  

For more information on commissioning murals for your home or business please contact me and take a look at my website for further details:

Design by Jenny Leonard