Davette Leonard is an artist, calligrapher and art educator. Ms. Leonard's paintings are reminiscent of 16th to 18th century European still lifes which reflect exacting draftsmanship and old world techniques. With her students she teaches methods of observation, problem solving, drawing, understanding color and looking to nature and human imagination for inspiration. Residing in Rappahannock County, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ms. Leonard teaches art, calligraphy and art history at the Hearthstone School in Sperryville and at Belle Meade School in Sperryville, Virginia. She has been teaching at CHEC since 2008. Other teaching experiences include private art lessons, the Headwater’s Summer Workshops, Rappahannock County Adult Education Classes, Rappahannock County Elementary School International Day’s workshops in Chinese Calligraphy, after school Curriculum Enrichment classes. She also worked as Artist in Residence at Rappahannock County Elementary School teaching puppet making, painting, figure drawing, calligraphy and stage sets creations. Davette Leonard has a BLS in studio arts from the University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA and was a student at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Exhibitions include: the Artists of Rappahannock Studio and Gallery Tour, The Berkley Gallery in Warrenton, VA, The Gay Street Gallery in Washington, VA, The Riemer Gallery in Nashville, TN, The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA, The Caulfield Gallery in Washington, VA.