On July 8th and 9th, Leslie again held her 14th annual GARDEN OF LILIES ART SHOW at her home and studio on Denman Island. Visitors roamed up through flower-laden gardens, with hundreds of lilies on display. New paintings (in a variety of sizes) were on display inside her home and studio. And it was a big success! The 2017 ARTISTS' STUDIO TOUR will also happen again this summer. Mark your calendar for a visit around the island - AUGUST 12th and 13th (10am - 4pm daily). This popular tour provides public access to 17 Denman Island studios: providing you with an intimate glimpse into the worlds of creativity. Leslie's art will be on display and available for purchase, alongside hundreds of cards representing her 30-year career as a professional artist. Right now, Leslie is in her studio madly painting for upcoming shows. The solitude, necessary for any artist, is fabulous! "In the silence, there are insights into one's soul.... and from that creativity emerges."

Leslie takes long solo artist retreats each year to different parts of Canada. Over the past 7 years, she has roamed in the mountains of British Columbia; the Alberta's foothills; the flat prairie landscapes; hills and ravines of Saskatchewan and Manitoba; forests and lakes of northern Ontario; and coastal Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and BC. In 2016, she spent 5 weeks visiting Northern Coastal and Central British Columbia. There, she filled sketchbooks with "en plein aire" studies, and poured words onto pages to document her vision. The process was one of deep introspection. On the last week of her trip, she received "a gift of the first heavy snowfall" in the mountainous area around Smithers. She quickly drove up to the ski hill to sketch & paint for the day before it all began to melt. When back at her studio, she began to paint white! This process "for art" continually reminds her of the reasons she has such reverence for our exquisite planet.


For ten years, Leslie held a successful ART RENTAL SHOW at the Denman Island Arts Centre on Thanksgiving Weekend. In the future, anyone interested in "renting" one of Leslie's paintings can arrange to visit her studio. The monthly rental fee is $25 per month. Rental can be arranged from October 1st to June 15th annually. CONTACT INFO: PHONE (250-335-2918) EMAIL ( Leslie often hears, "I love the fact that by renting a canvas, I can privately view one of your paintings in my home." Sometimes clients later decide to purchase the art outright. What makes the program unique is the chance to see the artwork in context before permanently committing. If the renter decides to buy the image, all rental payments "made-to-date" are deducted from the price. Leslie also offers a monthly "payment schedule" - making it easier for many buyers. This show has been very popular - with rentals in private residences in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Denman Island, Courtenay, Comox, and Qualicum.


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