Leroy Miranda Jr.

Artist + Leroy Miranda Jr.

I approach my work with spontaneity, quickness, and—when I chance upon it—wit. The emotion or atmosphere of the day influences the work, and the images that result are a story of myself. Am I telling the same story over and over? Am I telling new stories? I have not figured it out exactly. But the unknown, that not knowing, is rooted in the nature of any experiment, and I am deeply interested in experimentation: how burnt paper or dirt can produce an unexpected image. What I know, for now, is that the works are both simply and not so simply works of myself, meaningless and meaningful as any emotion can be when rendered as an image.

My process is often very fast as I paint my way through these emotional landscapes and atmospheres. At the end of a day, I can sift through a pile of images, swift as a river, and see what catches my eye. In those moments, it is the subconscious mind that is in control; it is the subconscious mind that has recorded and understood everything I have done in my life. This fluidity, this flow, is essential to my work—and the mediums I choose to employ are derivative of that fluid nature. Paint is one, though there are many others. I can press on charcoal, ink, motor oil, dirt, blood, or urine—anything that will readily flow—and, through experimentation, produce new colors, new images, the work will expand beyond what has previously been expressed. When a tree is growing and expanding, it doesn’t grow straight up or down. And my paintings grow exactly how they want to grow—all over—which seems utterly natural. This is the flow I hope to capture in my work: a reflection or an echo of a subconscious, our second nature, the stories we recall when we let ourselves drift.

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Clouds Uplifting
Daryl D. Johnson Painting
Daryl D. Johnson
Circus Pig – on Chartres Near NOCCA
Ramiro Diaz Painting
Ramiro Diaz
Blue Notecard
Shelby Little Painting
Shelby Little
Aftermath
Rebecca Birtel Madura Painting
Rebecca Birtel Madura
Blushing Oyster Original Painting
Sarah Nelson Sarah Nelson Fine Art
Painting
Sarah Nelson
"India"
Ceaux . Ceaux Artwork
Painting
Ceaux .
The Blues
Darlene Langendonk Art Impressions
Painting
Darlene Langendonk
Ascending Trees
Louise Guidry Encaustic / Monotype / Painting / Printmaking
Louise Guidry
Swamp Goddess Print
Saegan Swanson Painting
Saegan Swanson
Tomb of The Unknown Slave
Queen Hope Parker Queen Hope Poetic Art
Painting
Queen Hope Parker
Uptown Ruler
Nicole Ockmond Painting
Nicole Ockmond
Lenny
Lionel Milton Elleone
Painting
Lionel Milton
Bird Watching
Ember Soberman Painting / Mixed Media
Ember Soberman
Temperance (XIV)
Margaux Hymel Art by Gaux Gaux
Painting
Margaux Hymel
Orgullo
MILAGROS Collective Painting
MILAGROS Collective
Watson 101 Print
Bruce Corona Drawing / Mixed Media / Painting
Bruce Corona
AGATE EARTHTONES
Lori Sperier Mixed Media / Painting
Lori Sperier
Mardi Gras Ball
Lee Morais Painting
Lee Morais
Blue Roots 1
Emma Fick Painting
Emma Fick
No Coasters Needed
Kristen Albrecht Mixed Media / Painting
Kristen Albrecht
Festival des Acadiens
Devin De Wulf Folk / Outsider Art / Painting / Photography
Devin De Wulf
Alejandra
Katie Kut Painting
Katie Kut
Golden Hour
Anne Blenker Painting
Anne Blenker
Landscape Layers
Kat Ryalls Painting
Kat Ryalls
LYRS
Gabrielle Tolliver Painting
Gabrielle Tolliver
Limerita Angelica
Rayne Bories Painting
Rayne Bories
Pictures at an Exhibition
Stephanie Reed Painting
Stephanie Reed
Moon Moss
Stephen Rooney Painting
Stephen Rooney
Science Mural
Brent Houzenga Painting
Brent Houzenga
A Snowbird's Winter
Michael Eble Painting
Michael Eble
The Godfather of Soul
Lucille Anderson Lucille Blues
Painting
Lucille Anderson
Fragility- Fine Art Print
Kate Hanrahan Illustration / Mixed Media / Painting
Kate Hanrahan
Zulu Uptown
Sean Randall Painting
Sean Randall
Le Bon Temp Roule
Nurhan Gokturk Illustration / Painting
Nurhan Gokturk
"The March"
Meghan Methe Painting
Meghan Methe
Tylor and His Dog Lemon
Paige DeVries Painting
Paige DeVries
Summer Song
Anne McLeod Painting
Anne McLeod
Glissando
Connor McManus Mixed Media / Painting
Connor McManus
Confluence of Emotions in a Field
Donald Fontenot Painting
Donald Fontenot
Close Encounter
Maddie Stratton Painting
Maddie Stratton
High Tide
Debbie Boyd Painting
Debbie Boyd
Waiter/Waitress
Alexandra Kilburn Illustration / Painting
Alexandra Kilburn
Scene from 'Alligator' (1980)
Thomas Deaton Painting
Thomas Deaton
Terrance Strikes a Pose on Lafitte Street
Drew Cooke Mixed Media / Painting
Drew Cooke
Yugen - Archival Print of Mixed Media Abstract on Watercolor Paper
Rachel Rice-Baham Painting / Mixed Media
Rachel Rice-Baham
The Neighborhood
Ella Albrecht Painting
Ella Albrecht
Kermit Ruffins : BBQ swinger
Gabriel Flores New Orleans Paint and Design
Painting
Gabriel Flores
Meeting Notes #185
Sean Clark Painting
Sean Clark
Aggressive or Soft
Katie Yaquinto Painting
Katie Yaquinto
Harley Baby
Rise Delmar Ochsner Painting
Rise Delmar Ochsner
Infinite Sadness
Jeremy Paten Mixed Media / Painting
Jeremy Paten
Dr. John: "The Night Tripper"
Max Bernardi Painting
Max Bernardi
"Hubig Pies and a Barq's"
John Turner Painting
John Turner
Grey Green Ladder
Julie Silvers Julie Silvers Art
Painting
Julie Silvers
Head to Toe
Kris Muntan Painting
Kris Muntan
Red Cloud 12.01
George Dolgy Painting
George Dolgy
Abstract #2
Toné Lowe Painting
Toné Lowe
Pink Cadillac
Cheryl Anne Grace Painting
Cheryl Anne Grace
Louie Armstrong
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly Gator Girl Art
Painting
Nancy Wolfe Kimberly
Hurricane Season homage to Trombone Shorty
George McClements Painting
George McClements
Buddy Bolden
Connie Kittok Painting
Connie Kittok
Awake Print on Cotton Paper
Josie Azuma Painting
Josie Azuma
Shattered Shorty
Patrick Henry Victory Arts
Painting
Patrick Henry
Bicycle in the Marigny
Lyla Clayre Illustration / Painting
Lyla Clayre
Okra Farms: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA
Miro Hoffmann Painting
Miro Hoffmann
Ebullition
Brett Henderson Painting
Brett Henderson
Wildlife
Mary Singleton Painting
Mary Singleton
'Mono No Aware' Fine Art Print
Heather Bird Harris Painting
Heather Bird Harris
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Jessica Strahan JHand Paints
Painting
Jessica Strahan
Unbroken Shadows
Blair Dupre Painting
Blair Dupre
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