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Leslie Tejada
Corvallis, OR

About the Artist

Leslie Tejada has been a professional artist for over 30 years. After 40 years of living in Santa Barbara, she recently made the move to Oregon where she finds new inspiration in the northern lights, changing seasons, forests and rivers.
Beauty envisioned through introspection is the inspiration for Leslie's art. Over the years she has developed a personal aesthetic based on subjectivity, drawing upon her imagination through experimental processes. She feels a deep creative empathy with nature, and the patterns, textures, and rhythms of her natural surroundings are expressed in many lay…

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About the Artist

Leslie Tejada has been a professional artist for over 30 years. After 40 years of living in Santa Barbara, she recently made the move to Oregon where she finds new inspiration in the northern lights, changing seasons, forests and rivers.
Beauty envisioned through introspection is the inspiration for Leslie’s art. Over the years she has developed a personal aesthetic based on subjectivity, drawing upon her imagination through experimental processes. She feels a deep creative empathy with nature, and the patterns, textures, and rhythms of her natural surroundings are expressed in many layers of translucent color. Her main body of work consists of paintings in acrylic, oil and alkyd on canvas. She mixes much of her own paint and applies several layers of textures and glazing. Pieces in the "Erosion" series, the pieces currently available on TurningArt, are close to landscape and have a strong sense of place.
Leslie has had her work exhibited throughout the country, notably in Chicago, Dallas, Santa Fe and southern California. Her paintings are in many private, corporate, and hotel collections and have been featured in numerous television and movie sets. She also has a painting placed by the Art in Embassies program. She is currently expanding her artistic horizons by experimenting with acrylic and collage on paper.

Artist’s Work

Inscape 4 journey
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Inscape #4 Journey

By Leslie Tejada

Inscape 5 sea of fire
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Inscape #5 Sea of Fire

By Leslie Tejada

Inscape 7 dispensation
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Inscape #7 Dispensation

By Leslie Tejada

Mm 18
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M.M. #18

By Leslie Tejada

Seventh dissolution
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Seventh Dissolution

By Leslie Tejada

Mm 10
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M.M. #10

By Leslie Tejada

While the world sleeps
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While the World Sleeps

By Leslie Tejada

Arabian nights
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Arabian Nights

By Leslie Tejada

Spiral 1
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Spiral #1

By Leslie Tejada

Erosion paintings
Desert rose
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Desert Rose

By Leslie Tejada

Fairy tale 2
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Fairy Tale

By Leslie Tejada

Kings ransom
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King's Ransom

By Leslie Tejada

Wayfarer
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Wayfarer

By Leslie Tejada

Topkapi
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Topkapi

By Leslie Tejada

Cathedral
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Cathedral

By Leslie Tejada

Pomegranate
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Pomegranate

By Leslie Tejada

Shalimar
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Shalimar

By Leslie Tejada

Pramati rudra ii
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Pramati Rudra II

By Leslie Tejada

Nereid
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Nereid

By Leslie Tejada

Premonition
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Premonition

By Leslie Tejada

The sound of bells
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The Sound of Bells

By Leslie Tejada

Cosm paintings
Komusu
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Komusu

By Leslie Tejada

Aquaferia
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Aquaferia

By Leslie Tejada

Who came first
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Who Came First?

By Leslie Tejada

In and also beyond
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In and also Beyond

By Leslie Tejada

Omen
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Omen

By Leslie Tejada

Nagis
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Nagis

By Leslie Tejada

Selected Exhibitions

  • Benton County Museum 30 yr. retrospective
    Corvallis, OR, 2016
  • NAWA at Public Library, Mabel Hart Memorial Award
    NYC, New York, 2015
  • Art in Embassies
    Equatorial Guinea, 2014
  • Affordable Art Show
    New York City, 2012
  • Craighead-Green Gallery
    Dallas, TX, 2012
  • Hunter-Kirkland Contemporary
    Santa Fe, NM, 2011
  • Gallery KH
    Chicago, IL, 2010
  • Gallery KH
    Chicago, IL, 2008

Press and Accolades

  • Art Voices, cover story
    Winter, 2015

Education

  • University of CA College of Creative Studies, art courses
    Santa Barbara, CA,1990 
  • Santa Barbara City College, art courses
    Santa Barbara, ,CA,1985 
  • Sonoma State College, BA
    Rohnert Park, CA,1970