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I hope you will take a look around and enjoy what you see. I love creating in all sorts of mediums, and enjoy sharing my process and exploration with others through this blog. If you are interested in purchasing original artwork, prints, or having something commissioned, please contact me! If you would like to be updated on upcoming art shows, events, or camps, please subscribe to the blog and you will be notified via email!

Thanks, Leslie

Solo Exhibit!!!

I am officially the worst blogger in the world! Haha. I have so many things going on that I am doing my best to simply keep my head above water these days!

Photo courtesy of my son, Isaac.

THIS WEEK, I have three pieces up at the Carmel Library as part of the HCAA annual exhibit. I’ve already sold a few prints and others have sold some originals too! The exhibit is open during library business hours. I will be hosting the gallery on Wednesday evening from 5-9pm. Feel free to stop by and see me!!

Also, I have my very first SOLO exhibit THIS month and the opening reception is THIS FRIDAY!!!! Details below:

SUCH a FUN day!!

I had the most amazing time at this past weekend’s Art Fair on the Square. We had a steady stream of people coming through the tent all day long, and it was so much fun to meet so many new people! I did three demos throughout the day and loved sharing my process with those who hung out with me during those times! I had lots of sales and my cheeks hurt from smiling all day. It was a LOT of work, but SO worth it. I am feeling so overwhelmed with gratitude!!

This was the biggest one that sold at the fair, and went to a couple who were having a hard time deciding on a piece, and ended up compromising and both getting something they loved!

FOUR MORE DAYS!!!

I am feverishly working to get everything ready for the BIG event THIS Saturday!! And it looks like the weather is forecasted to be AMAZING for Art Fair on the Square!!! Also, I just got my booth assignment and am super excited to have a corner booth near the HCAA tents! Check out the map below to see where you will be able to find me!

Also, I will be offering LIVE demos at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. I have most of my signage ready to go!! This is getting REAL!! And I am excited to meet new people and have a good time!

Live demos, HUGE sale, and a chance to win FREE stuff!!

Art Fair on the Square

Two weeks from today (on Saturday, August 3rd), I will be setting up my very first art fair booth! I am SO excited about this opportunity and I can’t wait to share my new work with everyone! I will also be doing live demos throughout the day. Please stop by and see my FUN, colorful space!!

BIG NEWS!!!

I have been juried into my very first ART FAIR!! The ART FAIR ON THE SQUARE will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, in downtown Noblesville! I am SUPER excited and also quite nervous about this endeavor!! But I have enjoyed daydreaming about decorating my booth space and collecting all of the necessary materials to pull it off. This has been quite an investment (both time and money), and I am just praying to get at least a little return on the investment at this first show! And hopefully, this will be the first of many!!

Below is a sneak peek at what my booth may look like. I set this up last week in my family room. It won’t look identical to this, but will be close. It is going to be a splash of sunshine and color! And I will have pieces ranging in price from $15 for small prints to $600 for the largest original. Everything will be marked down as a first time fair special!! Something for everyone!! 🙂

There will also be a drawing for a FREE matted fine art print of the winner’s choice! So be sure to stop by and check it out!!

I have been SO busy this year creating a variety of abstract landscape paintings. I have mostly been working in soft pastels, and have been LOVING this medium! Here are a few examples of recent work that is available and will be hanging at the show:

Awards, Free Food, and Good Artwork

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It’s that time of the month again…FIRST FRIDAY is THIS week! I have work hanging in FOUR separate places this month! If you stop by the Fisher’s Library, be sure to check out the Origin Stories exhibit at IGNITE studio (that exhibit will run through the end of September). I also have a piece hanging at Fishers City Hall this month, with many of my fellow HCAA Artists. Beautiful work both upstairs and in the main lobby!

THIS Friday, July 5th, I will be at the HCAA Birdie Gallery for their “All Our Best” exhibit and awards ceremony. They are giving awards at 7pm. Once that concludes, we will head over to Nickel Plate Arts (less than a mile away) for their “Weird and Wonderful” exhibit. I haven’t had a chance to see any of the other pieces in that one, but based on the theme, expect a lot of weirdness. Haha!

So if you are free THIS Friday, please come hang out with us and see some beautiful artwork and enjoy some free food (and live music at Nickel Plate)!!

CHEERS!

Origin Stories

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I am excited about this week’s artist reception at IGNITE studio in Fishers! This is the first reception they have held, and we are hoping for a great turnout! I have four small pieces displayed and I also look forward to seeing (and reading about) the other pieces in this “Origin Stories” exhibit. If you happen to be free this Thursday evening, come on out to the reception!! (The pieces will all be up until September, if you don’t get a chance to see them this week.)