LESLIE LYNE ZANTOW
"MAKING THE PAINT STICK AND OTHER SUNDRIES..."
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I'm not sure if I'm behind a day or not. This piece feels scattered to me. It was too dark by the time I photographed it, but it was the best I could do. Been busy. Working on the small daily paintings is making me anxious about working on my already in process larger paintings. Going in circles because there isn't enough time or energy in a day. Maybe after dinner while I am avoiding listening to the Packer game, I can sneak back into the studio for a few more hours at the easel. I want to finish a Sarus crane and yellow canary painting. I'll post it as soon.
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