Leonardo Montoya

We kick-off our Artist in Residence program at BaCA with internationally recognized painter Leonardo Montoya. Explore his studio, watch him create live, and shop his retail store, which will feature affordable prints and accessories showcasing his stunning artwork including the ultra-fab Diva Collection.

Leonardo Montoya—October Artist of the Month

Leonardo Montoya is an internationally recognized artist known for portraying the uniqueness of people so viewers can relate, accept, and embrace diversity. Empowering the characters he paints, he highlights each person’s beauty and singularity, giving a voice to those daily life warriors that are often overlooked. Born in Colombia, Montoya recently returned from the UAE where he enjoyed a residency in RAK, Emirates with the Al Qasimi Foundation. For his BaCA residency he looks to expand the size of his artworks and propel his career to a new level.

Contact Info

Website: leonardomontoyaart.com

Instagram: @orlemoon

Facebook: LeonardoMontoya

Past Events/Appearances:

  • Oct.7th | 6:00-10:00 PM – AiR Artist of the Month Exhibit during Old Town Untapped

Check out Leonardo’s retail installation at BaCA's West Gallery window before visiting selections from his “Diva Collection” at BaCA's 2nd Floor gallery.

  • Oct. 13th | 7:00- 9:00 PM - A Taste of Jazz @ BaCa

Leonardo will be creating a Live painting during the show hours in his studio.

  • Oct. 19th | 6:00- 9:00 PM - Meet Leo @ BaCA

Leonardo will be at his studio with friends and collectors that will share ideas on projects.

  • Oct. 22nd | 3:00- 6:00 PM - Meet Leo @ BaCA

Have you ever tried to apply gold leaf to your art projects? It can get messy really fast... During this class you will learn the technique and an easy way to apply it like a pro without the headache. This is a hands on class.

Leonardo will be demonstrating how to apply gold leaf to artwork projects.

  • Oct 26th | 12:15 - 1:15 PM - Lunch w/an Artist

A special Lunch w/ Art session with Leonardo; Join him for a behind the scenes look at his creative process and a workshop about understanding the basics of human figure and face measurements. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Oct. 30th | 4:30- 7:00 PM - Meet Leo @ Fifth Sundays

Leonardo will be creating a Live Painting w/ Andy Ballentine (Artist of the Month November).

  • Dec. 3rd | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - The Art of Superheroes w/ Leo at Pompano Beach Library

Leonardo will teach the fundamentals and principles of how companies like Marvel and DC create superheroic do-gooders both classic and modern. Discover the basic shapes, tools, and anatomical compositions needed to illustrate your own hero.

Leonardo Montoya