Piece description from the artist
Apple trees on the coast of Maine are sculpted into dancer-like shapes by the harshness of their environment. I fell in love with this ancient orchard in Stonington, on the southernmost tip of Deer Isle, and spent many happy autumn hours painting there.
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.