• Image1
  • Image2
  • Image3
  • Image4
2010 Colorado Habitat Stamp Winner
Len’s oil painting “A Quick Drink” won the 2010 Colorado Habitat Stamp. The painting is of a bull elk catching a quick drink in the Rocky Mountain National Park in the Thompson River nearby Moraine Park.

Read the full article from cwhf.info

Two Man Exhibit
Leonard Rusin is part of a two man exhibit with watercolorist Dan Meyer at The Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York.

"One of my very favorite of Rusin's paintings is hung near the end of the two-artist exhibit, among the paintings portraying winter scenes. Titled ''The Old Buck Stops Here,'' it is a portrait in oils of a buck which has grown large with age, and which carries an impressive armory on his head." ...

Read the full article from post-journal.com
Rusin Wildlife Paintings Spur Fond Memories
"Our exchange was enough to get the bear’s attention and he turned and lumbered up from the shore into the woods. Those were my thoughts as I stood starring at Len Rusin’s attractive painting of a black bear wading into a lake just as ours had done."

Read the full article from buffalo.edu

"Len Rusin's inspiration to paint nature developed while backpacking through several northeastern states, Alaska, Florida, and Canada. Using his field notes, sketches and photographs during these excursions he captures the feeling of being a part of nature.

Rusin's paintings not only make an artistic statement, but also offer the viewer a visual clue of the natural world. His paintings are well-planned compositions that use light to bring life to his paintings. This artist develops ideas in his work to give the viewer a sense of being there. Whether painting studies or major works Len's strong sense of design and painterly style creates an emotional appeal which forces one to pause and experience the painted image. His paintings use sound principles of art combined with the elements of design to create his unique works of art."

More artwork can be seen here. http://www.natureartists.com/rusinl.htm