As long as I can remember I’ve been creating things. Creating makes me happy. In my early years it was toothpick towers, soda can tables and mobiles made from objects found on a walk with a friend, During the mother of kids years we made gingerbread houses, carved pumpkins and even created duct tape dresses. I also had the opportunity to participate in and then run the Watercolor Program at our elementary school for 6 years. During those years I taught the docent moms and then taught in any of the classes that didn’t have a parent volunteer. After that experience, I knew that I truly loved painting and that when business in my life died down, I would be painting for the joy of it.
Since retiring I’ve been working on getting better at creating with paint.
I am taking classes and painting regularly. I’m participating in shows and learning about the art world by meeting and working with local artists in NorCalArts and at Sacramento Fine Arts Center.
The very lofty goal of my art is to bring a smile to your face or a giggle to your inner being, because that’s what it does for me 🙂
About being on the board for Northern California Arts:
Where do you find the demonstrators for the meetings?
Networking with artists at our general meeting and asking Board members for suggestions. I’ve met artists on art studio tours, and at galleries.
Has being on the Board of Directors for NCA benefited your emerging art career?
Yes. I have learned so much about the art world. I have met and gotten to know local artists. I’ve learned about curating shows, participating in critique groups, networking with others interested in the local art scene, running workshops, just to name a few.
If you’re interested in Leslie’s art, email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org