LESLIE LYNE ZANTOW
"MAKING THE PAINT STICK AND OTHER SUNDRIES..."
Friday, January 11, 2013
Change of subject. I live in an area surrounded by wetlands populated with hundreds and hundreds of Sandhill cranes. From early March and through the summer I hear the echoing call of the cranes. Some days the calls are coming from all 4 directions,surrounding my house. They frequently fly over my house. My dog has the habit of barking at them. The cranes have found a path into my artwork and will stay there for some time. This a a 5" by 7" oil, the crane is a Whooping crane from the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, which is not so very far from where I live.
Check out the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge at Leslie Saeto's blog.
Animals and art have always been a passion in Leslie’s life. Early in life, Leslie discovered her love of animals and her need to put them to paper. Her love of line and composition are easily evident in her work. Her paintings become stories inspired by her experience observing nature, both domestic and wild.
Leslie has exhibited her artwork in solo and group exhibitions. Juried exhibits include, "Culture and Agriculture” in 2008, 2009, 2010,2012,2014 and 2015 at New Visions Gallery in Marshfield, WI,“Nightwalker 98” at the Fort Collins Museum in Fort Collins, Co., “The Horse Show” at The Art Gallery in Hotchkiss, Co. and at the Barrington Arts Council exhibit “Horses in Art” in Barrington, Ill, the American Academy of Equine Art Fall Showcase at the Museum of the Horse in Lexington, Ky 2000.2001,2002,2004 and 2015 , the Wisconsin State Capital, the Alexander House in Port Edwards, WI, the Winona Arts Center in Winona, MN., The Pumphouse in LaCrosse and the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Leslie was recently selected as one of 4 finalists in the Wisconsin State Fairtastic Poster Competition