Leslie Ober is an award-winning Indiana artist who enjoys playing with and exploring many different mediums. While she enjoys a wide variety of subject matter, she is most alive when creating colorful, abstract pieces. Using bright colors, and bold shapes and lines, she evokes movement and emotion in her work. She is also a fine art photographer, specializing in newborn and child portraiture. Leslie has a degree in education from Indiana University and has been homeschooling her six children for over 12 years. She is a natural teacher, who delights in sharing her work and process with those around her. Leslie is also a writer and looks forward to publishing children’s books when the time is right. She believes that every person is made in the image of God, who created them, and therefore every human is a creative being. Her passion is to encourage others to awaken and pursue their own creativity. Whether it’s in the form of artistic exploration, cooking an amazing meal, tending a beautiful garden, constructing a perfectly functioning spreadsheet, flawlessly directing a group of individuals, or a myriad of other avenues, we are all uniquely creative.

One of her favorite quotes by George Bernard Shaw states, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Her goal in life is to never stop playing, exploring, or creating and to encourage others along the way.

HCAA Juried Member

Chicago Pastel Painters

Indiana Heritage Arts Member

Indiana Plein Air Painters Association

Nickel Plate Artist Member

Hoosier Salon Member

2020 Polk Street Review: Special Award for Artwork and writing

2019 Open Lens Photography Exhibit: BEST of SHOW, 1st Place, and honorable mention

2019 Polk Street Review: 2nd place painting

2019 Polk Street Review: short story, honorable mention

2018 Polk Street Review: 3rd place image

2016 HSLDA Christmas card contest winner

2014 Sonlight catalog photo contest winner

March 2020 Loving LARGE Exhibit, Noblesville City Hall

March 2020 Enchanted Spring Exhibit, Birdie Gallery

January 2020 Urban/Rural Exhibit, Nickel Plate Arts

December 2019 “Do Millennials Still Like Pink?” Exhibit, Harrison Center for the Arts

November – December 2019 Under $100 Holiday Exhibit, Birdie Gallery

October 2019 Open Lens Photography Exhibit, Birdie Gallery

September 2019 Re-Member Exhibit, Nickel Plate Arts

August 2019 My Indiana Home Exhibit, Nickel Plate Arts

August – October 2019 The Music in Me, Solo Exhibit, Ji-Eun Lee Music, Fishers

August 2019 HCAA Annual Members Exhibit, Carmel Library

August 2019 Noblesville Art Fair on the Square, booth

June-September 2019 Origin Stories, IGNITE Studio – Fishers

April 2019 Mother Earth Exhibit and demonstration, Birdie Gallery

March 2019 Healing Through Art Exhibit, Nickel Plate Arts

March – June 2019 In Bloom Exhibit, IGNITE Studio – Fishers

February – March 2019 New Members Exhibit, Birdie Gallery

February – March 2019 Living Large Exhibit, Noblesville City Hall

January 2019  In Perspective Abstract Exhibit, Nickel Plate Arts

September 2018 – February 2019  Middle West Exhibit, IGNITE Studio – Fishers

October 2018  Our Creative Community Group Exhibit, HCAA – Birdie Gallery

July 2018  Figures of Speech juried exhibit, Anderson Museum of Art