Welcome to my online art studio, my name is Jorge Leyva. The paintings shown on this Web site are sold by the galleries representing my work. Click on the galleries link for works available. If you have any questions about the paintings or want to visit my studio while visiting Missouri please feel free to contact me at:
email@example.com, or click on the contact link for more information. Thank you for stopping by, please come back again, I will update sometimes in December 2005.
A note about the artist
Joplin is located in the southwest corner of Missouri. We refer to this charming small city as " The Heart of the Four States". Jorge's studio is located a few miles from Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas. He has called Joplin his home for over twenty years, previously his home was in Lima, Peru. Joplin might not be the art Mecca of the new millennium by any means but, there is a wonderful effort by the community to encourage all phases of art; keeping our interest in art active and strong. Jorge finds Joplin to be a wonderful city to live in and work. The Ozarks with its rivers and changing landscape keeps the artist alive and motivated. Jorge graduated from
Missouri Southern State university (MSSU) were he received a bachelors of art degree (BA), and was a member of the dean's honor roll and president of the Art League. He went on to Pittsburg State University (PSU) in Kansas, were he received a masters of art degree (MA). He was awarded a Phi Kappa Phi national honor society membership, and an Excellence in Scholarship award. Finally, his Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) degree was awarded from the
California College of the Arts (CCA) in 1993 , where he was a member of the president's circle.