Piece description from the artist
From my little red kayak, I am always looking up at the world. There is, in fact, a lighthouse on Pumpkin Knob, off of Little Deer Isle on the coast of Maine, but I was so low in the water I could not see it over the farmhouse. I think it must be a lot like the way a seal sees the world.
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.