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After spending 12 years in the securities brokerage industry, LePrince left his position as a vice president with Wachovia Securities in 2003 to pursue painting full-time for one year. Fortunately one year became over a decade and none of it ever described as “work.”

LePrince's paintings are reflective of his native home, Charleston, South Carolina. The majority of his impressionist landscapes capture that late afternoon feeling of being on the water. His affinity for this dates back to afternoons after high school spent water skiing in the creeks and rivers of John's & James Island. Many of the works are reminiscent of the way in which time flies by and in the process steals the light from the day. Such landscapes hang in several prestigious country clubs and other prominent collections, including the entrance at the Wexford Plantation House on Hilton Head Island.

LePrince's stylized culinary paintings can be seen in many fine restaurants. One recently became the center piece for the New England Center for Art and Technology (NECAT) in Boston, Massachusetts. Figurative work, though not a common subject, always provides a source of inspiration along with new challenges and opportunities for growth.

LePrince breaths a sense of personality into his depictions of wildlife, marine life and other critters with bold brush strokes and luscious texture. Giving life to blank canvases remains the goal behind every work of art. Observers of his art often times see the characters in them as clearly as they see the individual members of their own family. The thick and luminous nature of the oil paint combined with his impressionist painting style infuses a sense of cheer and family into both the works and the walls they adorn. The Ocean Room inside Kiawah's esteemed 5 star Sanctuary, Figure Eight Island Club, and Bald Head Island Club all have several such paintings in their permanent collections.
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