Leroy Forney

Artist, Oil Painter


I am a Philadelphia artist, and primarily created oil paintings after entering the Philadelphia art world in 2007. I joined the Philadelphia Sketch Club and Plastic Club, and began intensive studies in portraiture and representational oil paintings at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PafA), Studio Incammanati and Fleisher Art Memorial, as well as Art Courses at the Scottsdale Artists’s School (AZ), Red Gate Gallery (Beijing) and Anderson Ranch Art Center (Aspen, CO).

My paintings have been exhibited in the PafA Student Exhibition, Plastic Club and Sketch Club, Off the Wall Gallery, the Philadelphia Athanaeum, and the Cosmopolitan Club. A commissioned portrait of Francis E.W. Harper is on permanent display at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia. Solo and special exhibitions have included Portraits From Occupy Philadelphia (Friend’s Center Philadelphia and UU Church of Media: 2012), Book Art at the Mary Liz Memorial Masters Exhibition (Off the Wall Gallery: 2014), and Topical Landscapes at the 316 Café (Towanda PA, 2014).

Recently I have developed unique Bas-relief Cardboards as my preferred medium. Individual works have been exhibited at the Plastic Club, Sketch Club, and PNB Bank. A solo exhibition of my of Bas-relief Cardboards was presented at the East River Bank (36 N. 3rd St., Philadelphia) during September 2016.


Philidelphia Sketch Club
Philidelphia Sketch Club
Philidelphia Sketch Club