04 Apr Leroy O’Dell
A retired firefighter, Leroy works primarily in watercolor, painting in impressionistic and realistic styles. He has an affinity for old barns and architecture from the past. O’Dell moved to Noblesville in the 1960s from Los Angeles. He has been a member of the Hamilton County Artists’ Association for 15 years, particularly involved in its Gathering of Plein Air Painters. He’s been painting and drawing off and on since high school.
“It’s relaxing. It takes the stress off you especially when you do a really good painting. It’s fun for me, and I seem to have a knack for it so why waste it?” he says.