Wait! This is ART! You’re not supposed to laugh, are you? Yes, you are, especially when you entered Art That Makes You Laugh®, in Sausalito and Mendocino, CA. (1998-2008). Or maybe you’ve seen him at art festivals. (He was in the white tent.) This is the work of Jeff Leedy, nationally known fine art humorist. Whether you crack up at “Counsel Approaching The Bench” or “Dogus Interruptus”, you’ll find yourself in a lighter, happier mood. One customer quipped, ” I laughed so hard, I forgot I was an attorney.”
After graduating from Syracuse U. last century, Leedy began a 15-year career in advertising after being told, “Advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.” Hah! They lied. Several big NY ad agencies including Y&R used his talents until he braved his way to San Francisco where he won a Clio, the “Oscar” of advertising. Later, he freelanced as a humorous illustrator for eight white-knuckle years. After that, it was time to go out on his own as a fine artist.
Leedy won—a gold medal in the NY Society of Illustrators first Humor Show, beating out 3500 international entries. His new work was accepted into the Sausalito Art Festival, the #1 outdoor art festival, (where he’s exposed himself for 18 years). His wife & business partner, Elaine, says he’s sold over 350,000 of his works so far. Leedy feels that combined with his serious painting skills, it is his mission to share the humor that he was given by God. Leedy’s work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.