LESLIE LYNE ZANTOW
"MAKING THE PAINT STICK AND OTHER SUNDRIES..."
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Another crane today. Starting to dig through tons of reference and looking for more light and more subjects. Too much to do on the home front and tomorrow the little man(Nuri, my grandson) comes to spend the day with me. I need to be in the studio by 6 am or forget it. Those long, bright Alaskan nights would be helpful. Usually by 3, the best of the light has left my studio and it becomes a struggle to paint.
Red Crowned Crane, 6" by 8" oil on canvas.
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