All Posts By

Lesley

IMG_20161011_180952~2 copy
ECHOES series Inspiration

Finding ECHOES. Inspiration.

Water, water, everywhere. The abundance of water is a big part of what draws me to the Pacific Northwest. Here we have rivers, sound, sea, alpine lakes, streams, waterfalls, the mighty Pacific Ocean, all within reach. Some of my…

IMG_20170520_151155
This Artsy Life Tools

Makeshift. Backpacking With Watercolors.

Do you remember the scene in Wild where Reese Witherspoon can’t stand up under the weight of her pack?  Every backpacker knows that weight is everything.  Every ounce you add to your pack is an additional strain on your…

IMG_1195 copy
Artsy Happenings

Opening! Enormous Tiny Art #21

Over the last few months, I’ve been working on some new SCINTILLA paintings, just in time to be included in the Enormous Tiny Art Show #21 opening this Friday, March 3rd at Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, NH! scintilla 14,…

13001223_10154196745054701_4651457225990757381_n
The Artsy Nature

Looking. Winter.

In all my years growing up and as an adult in Florida, I longed for cold winters.  I dreamed of snowy days and cozy nights, only getting small doses on quick trips North.  Since traveling through the West and…

81297f591d5c000320a512ee6ded3712
Artsy Reads

Reading. Through The Flower.

It’s been a bit since I’ve shared what I’m reading with you!  I just finished Judy Chicago’s Through The Flower and wanted to share some quick thoughts I took from her early experiences as a female artist. If you…

Screen Shot 2017-01-11 at 3.28.11 PM
The Artsy Everyday

Listening. Podcasts.

When I’m in the studio, I’m always listening to something– just what depends on my mood and what I’m working on.  Sometimes it’s music, sometimes podcasts.  I have a few “go-to” podcasts that I really enjoy and thought you…

12 | 20 | 16 #watercolorsandcoffee
My Paintings Process

Practice. #watercolorsandcoffee

They say practice makes perfect, right?  Last year’s #100littleartworks project brought me not only a love of watercolors but also to the appreciation for daily creativity, even on the busiest of days.  At the end of last year, I…

2016-collage-2
My Paintings

Review.

It’s that time of year for reflecting on the past twelve months.  2016 had it’s troubles for sure, but it was my most creatively productive year yet– a trend I plan to continue into the next!  acrylic paintings completed…

31-of-100_watercolor-on-vellum_6x6
Daily Artsy

Peace.

31 of 100, watercolor on vellum, 6×6 This holiday season has been such a blur!  The Mr. is down with a cold, so we’ll be laying low these next few days and I must say, I can’t wait to…

scintilla-collage-part-2
Artsy Happenings Exhibitions My Paintings

Scintilla.

If you’re following along with me on Instagram, you may have seen a new series of tiny paintings I’ve been creating, SCINTILLA. These 4″ square works on deep cradled wood panel began as an exercise to fill the time…