Jaroslav Leonets was born in 1994 in Ukraine. He obtained degrees at Kharkiv Art College (2015), the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts (2019) and the National Academy of Fine Arts and Arhitekture in Kyiv (2021). He has participated in in Ukrainian and international exhibitions and residencies.


Leonets works in several styles, including realism, impressionism and expressionism. His favourite genres are landscape, genre painting and portraiture. In his works, he strives to convey the beauty of nature and the relationship of man with nature. He also reflects on social topics, inner experiences, environmental and legal issues. 


Besides paintings, Leonets also creates graphic works and sculptures. He enjoys experimenting with new forms, methods, styles, and techniques. His works can be found in private collections in the Ukraine, Great Britain, USA and China.