SIAG Workshop With Christopher Leeper

Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) welcomes Christopher Leeper
November 7 & 8, 2023
9:00 am -4:00 pm
Oyster Catcher Community Center

Landscapes In Oil and Acrylic Workshop
with Realist Artist and Instructor Christopher Leeper

Registration is limited and will close on October 26

Christopher Leeper is a realist painter and workshop instructor painting in all mediums. His award-winning work has been shown in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the country. Chris teaches with a fun and relaxed style. Each day there will be demonstrations and lots of one-on-one instruction. This workshop focuses on improving the participant’s understanding and implementation of basic color and design principles (in oil and acrylic) as they apply to landscape painting.

Specific topics for each media will also be addressed. Topics include: simplifying and improving color mixing, understanding value relationships and process (blocking-in, painting development) and brushwork (edges and textures).

Christopher Leeper has illustrated four children’s books and has written and illustrated the book Realism in Watermedia, (North Light). His work has also been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Watercolor Magic and Ohio Magazine and in the book Splash 14 (North Light). In 2021, he was a finalist in the Plein Air Magazine Salon and was featured in the Aug./ Sept. 2021 issue of the magazine.

 He participates frequently in national juried and invitational plein air events such as Easton, Door County, Cape Ann and En Plein Air Texas. He is a consistent award winner.

He graduated from Youngstown State University in 1988 with a BFA degree in graphic design. He is past president of the Ohio Watercolor Society and is a signature member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society.

Since 2000, he has painted and taught full-time from his studio in Canfield, Ohio. To learn more about the artist, visit his website ( Chris also has several instructional YouTube videos you can watch.

To register for the workshop, send an email to Monique Boissier-Sporn ( and a check for $200 to her address (1404 Nancy Island Drive, Seabrook Island, SC 29455). Registration is limited and will close on October 26.

For more information on the Guild’s events, workshops, and membership, visit

-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild

(Image credit: Christopher Leeper)