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Lesley

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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This Artsy Life

Residency.

I admit, I get a bit jealous when I see artists participating in a fabulous residency in a beautiful place.  I’ve applied for a few myself, knowing that with my still limited professional artist experience, gaining a spot in…

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My Paintings Process VENTERS series

Defining Venters. The Palette.

Each season, in each place, has its own palette and I find that each informs my work, wherever I happen to be.  We’ve spent our spring and summer on the Puget Sound where I’ve been soaking up the way…

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Artsy Happenings

Speak.

I was introduced to Speakarts through my fellow Art & Light artist, Eva Magill-Oliver, as she is one of four artists partnering with Speakarts to combine great sound with great art to create a beautiful way to listen to music.…