About the Author

leonsun
Leon Sun
leonsun
Blurbarian Since February 2009
Name Leon Sun
My Web Site coming soon
Location San Francisco, CA, USA
Gender Male
My Occupation Artist/poet/dog guardian
My Bio My father named me Leon after Leonardo da Vinci and I've inherited his admiration for the Renaissance ideal. I'm interested in a lot of things. In my pet portrait paintings I try to include elements from several disciplines, such as printmaking, photography, graphic design, poetry and spirituality. What I paint is the relationship between our selves and our pets, about the things we've learned from them and carry with us long after they're gone. The stories of our lives with our animals are so beautifully complex that they deserve much more creative ways of sharing and expression than the conventional head-shot type portrait. In addition to books and paintings I also build three dimensional memorials.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
I'm working on several books. One will be about my garden - how I transformed it from a weed jungle and later added a memorial for my dog Kaleo, a Siberian Husky who preceded Nikki of "Travels with Dharma Dog." I am also working on a set of paintings to go into a book about cats. It will follow the same, basic format as "Travels..."
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Oh, there are so many authors and artists we need to know about. For the most part, I follow my own, simple dictum:

All you need in life is a dog and a good pair of shoes
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
This is a book I think you would enjoy over and over again for a long time. There's not a lot of text, but the whole idea of the book is based on the principle: "less is more" and "let the images speak for themselves." The less I say, the more you get to think about on your own. All I do is to get things started.

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