LESLIE LYNE ZANTOW
"MAKING THE PAINT STICK AND OTHER SUNDRIES..."
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A quick portrait of Gateway Teasel, one of the ewes I raised as a lamb. Her mother was Pepper, a huge black ewe with an incredible spinning fleece. I enjoyed working on the piece and it flowed easily off my brush. Its a 4" by 4.5 in oil painting.
Speaking of flowing. I am inspired by artist, Kimberly Santini and her process of choosing a word for the year. I thought a lot about this and decided the "Flow" will be my word. I get stuck too easily for a variety of reasons. I am going to focus on flow...flowing through the process this year. I am hoping it can get me past my tendency to become too introspective and then stop the process.
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