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Leslie Kell

Manchaca, TX

About Leslie Kell

Manchaca, TX

Leslie is an artist and designer whose career has spanned more than 30 years in the Austin area. Her clientele run the gamut from individual collectors coast to coast and in Europe to nationally known corporations.
Although trained traditionally, after many years of working as a freelance graphic artist Leslie found herself exploring photography and digital art as a vehicle of artistic expression. Leslie offers a slightly different view of the world; rather than paint, she uses the color, texture and patterns of the elements she captures with her camera to create her surreal mirror-mad images. Her unique collections are inspired by photographic visuals from locations, events, and themes.
Leslie is honored to have been included in the 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2019 People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall. She has participated in dozens of exhibits over the last couple of years, including several shows featuring digital art. She was awarded first place in the 2019 Re-Imagine Juried Exhibit in photography and won an honorable mention in the Round Rock Arts BIG Show in 2018. She also created custom artwork that was featured on the cover of the Georgetown Arts and Cultural Guide two years in a row. She had an active exhibit schedule in 2019, including a solo exhibit at the Elisabet Ney Museum for FotoATX 2019. Currently, her works can be found hanging in various venues and juried shows around the state as well as in galleries where she is represented.
Leslie has taken the imagery a step further by adding layer of video to create magical hybrids. Her cinemagraphs can currently be found throughout the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. They have also been included in juried exhibitions, the digital issue of the Summer 2020 NARM Quarterly and physician waiting rooms.
Leslie lives in the Austin area, with her husband of 35 years, her loyal dog Frida and 2 cats. She has served on the board of the Creative Arts Society, a local non-profit for artists, for several years and is a past President of the organization. She also continues her work in many areas as a visual artist, including freelance graphics and commissions for custom artwork

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Other works by Leslie Kell

Selected Exhibitions

  • Inspired Minds Art Center
    Buda, Texas, 2021
  • City of Austin, Public Art
    Austin Bergstrom International Airport, 2021
  • Georgetown Public Library
    Georgetown, Texas, 2020
  • Austin City Hall
    Austin, Texas, 2019
  • Georgetown Art Center
    Georgetown, Texas, 2019

Press and Accolades

  • Almost Real Things Magazine, “Combo” issue
    August 2021
  • Voyage Austin
    September 2021
  • ShoutoutDFW
    August 2020


  • Texas A&M, Bachelor of Science in Art
    Commerce Tx,1986 

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