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.
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