Welcome to my Site

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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

Under $100 Holiday Gift Show

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The HCAA Birdie Gallery is all decked out for the holidays! I have several pieces up on the walls, as well as displayed on shelves throughout the gallery. There are LOTS of beautiful original pieces of artwork, as well as smaller items like bookmarks, greeting cards, and hand painted ornaments. What a great way to have original art from professional artists!! Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays 1-4pm, and Saturdays 10am-4pm. Feel free to stop by and take a look!

Another Art Demonstration!

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This is super last minute, but if you happen to be free, I will be at the Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel TODAY from 12-1pm! I was contacted earlier this year and asked to do an art demonstration as part of their celebrations of creativity and craftsmanship series. I still haven’t decided whether I will paint with acrylics or use my soft pastels. Though I am leaning toward the pastels for their ease of use and clean up! 🙂

Winning Awards!!

Wow! What an experience last night was! This was my first time entering into a photography contest. There were so many wonderful, beautiful, and unique pieces on display. So needless to say, I was humbled and honored to have won awards for all three of my entries! I also enjoyed doing a live demonstration during the event. Below are the pieces I entered, and also some photos from the event, thanks to my sister.

I chose to do some paintings of cameras in the honor of the Open Lens exhibit!
“I See Your True Colors” won Best of Show!
“Feeling Trapped” won 1st place in the B&W category!
This is the first acrylic piece I have done in a LONG time. Felt good to get the paints out again! And yes, this 8x8in acrylic on canvas is still available ($75), as well as prints, starting at $20! Contact me if you are interested!

Exhibits, Galas, Demos, Oh MY!

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I am excited to be one of two artists that will be doing live demonstrations THIS Friday (October 4th) at the Birdie Gallery in Noblesville, from 6:30-8:30pm! It also just so happens to be the annual Open Lens Photography exhibit and contest! And I entered three pieces into this year’s exhibit. There are a lot of seriously AMAZING entries. I look forward to seeing which ones earned ribbons during the awards ceremony at 7pm on Friday!! If you’d like to see my photos and also watch me work, please stop by!! In the spirit of this month’s exhibit, I decided to do a small (5x7in) piece of a camera. This framed original will be available Friday.

Two weeks ago, I was honored as a nominee for Artist of the Year at the Nickel Plate Arts Gala. What a wonderful experience that was!! And what a fun, dressy date night with my husband! 🙂

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!!