About the Artist

Leon Kiva has made Winnipeg, Manitoba his home for over 30 years finding inspiration in Manitoba’s rich cultural life and diverse landscapes. Leon’s glazed and textured tiles and bathware are an affordable art that enhances the home as well as business décor. Floors, backsplashes, murals and bathware creating unique environments for people to work and live. Leon closely works with each client, to ensure their utmost satisfaction. Prices are based on the size and complexity of the design. The artwork represents images of people, places, animals and nature. Each painting, in its own way, speaks of the artist’s dedication to and connection with the subject matter. Leon’s love of nature is reflected in his art pieces about animals in their environment. His human subjects are revealed while at work, interacting and reflecting. Leon enjoys observing people and nature, gathering information about mood, colors and textures. These artistic “snapshots” allow the viewer a glimpse into their existence. Leon’s paintings invite the viewer to interact with the work and become a part of its existence. His mediums are ceramic tiles and glazes. The unique technique of applying glazes and firing the tiles produces textured surfaces and enhance the artistic expression of each art piece. His attention to detail captures the sense of the moment and shares it with the viewer. His works grace private art collections in Japan, United States, Germany and Canada. His paintings in Winnipeg’s City Hall courtyard tell the story of the city and its people. Leon lives in Winnipeg and works in his “Complex Studio Gallery”.

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