LESLIE LYNE ZANTOW
"MAKING THE PAINT STICK AND OTHER SUNDRIES..."
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Two new works. "Calling the Oneota Home" Oil on Board. 18" by 24". There is a strong story that goes with this image. The land I lived on for 27 years was full of Native Spirit. A thousand years before the Oneota lived on this land. Its a personal story as I honor their life on that land so many years before.
"Totem, Whistle Call" Oil on Board, 12" by 24". Wolf,Bear,Deer and Spider, each calling their own name to the sound of the sacred whistle.
A little late posting about my entry into the American Academy of Equine Art's Fall Showcase from September, 2015. Last fall 2 of my graphite works were juried into this show and sold on opening night "Salute" and "Turning the Wheel" both 9" by 12" graphite on Strathmore Rag Paper. Images below. I needed to reformat my computer yesterday and in process do not have easy access to my images. Tomorrow is another day and I can put them up assp. Currently fighting with Facebook. I've been locked out for days. Crazy computer angst. I wasn't even hacked, just reformatted and lost my sign in info. On the pretty good news front, I am one of 4 finalists for the Wisconsin State Fairtastic Poster Competition. A good deal of time has been spent working on my design and presenting drafts. Today was the final jury and I was told it was a tight jury between my piece and the winning artist's piece. Darn........ So close... My piece will be on display at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds the first 2 weeks in August. It was a fun project, though taxing. I made it very detailed and went though a lot of brushes. Not sure if I can post the image yet, so I won't. Also last summer I was again juried into the New Visions Gallery, Culture and Agriculture exhibit in Marshfield Wi. That's 6 in a row. I'm hoping to get another piece done for this year's upcoming exhibit
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