Leonard A. Heid is a regionalist painter of the Palouse Prairie of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Heid’s work captures the light and mood of the Palouse region and its varied contours. Faithful representations of actual locations are central to his Art. A dedicated regionalist, Leonard Heid’s work conveys a sense of place and moment, echoing the history of the Palouse region and its people. The motion and sublimity of the prairie inform his work as well as the school of American Luminists such as Martin Johson Heade or George Innes.
Leonard has attended the San Francisco Institute of Art, The Art Academy College of San Francisco and the University of Idaho. Heid’s paintings can be seen through Northwest Museum of Art and Culture in Spokane, Washington through their Art at Work program.