Piece description from the artist
I have the good fortune to live on a farm in Sedgwick, Maine, in the warm months of the year, where my husband Dan grows cut flowers to sell at farmers markets and direct to customers for weddings and parties. I have become interested in combining his flowers with my collection of patterned shawls as an exploration of the relationship between figure and ground. Picture me in his garden wearing a woolen wrap (and shorts!), greedily clipping the colors of my chosen shawl to create these compositions.
Leslie Anderson lives and paints in Maine. In the summer, she and her husband live downeast on a flower farm in Sedgwick, where she paints the landscape of the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle in oils and watercolors. In the winter, she works in her Portland studio, depicting half-remembered images from her days of summer painting and exploring the internal landscape of still life. Whether out-of-doors or in her studio, her artistic concerns are the same: juxtaposing light against dark, invoking pattern and repetition, and layering sumptuous, harmonious color. Her work in included in corporate and private collections around the world.
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