Artist Leslie Outten

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Painting is the only activity in my life that fills me with peace and focus. My concentration on light, temperature and color within the masses and small nuances continue to excite me each time I paint. I find this growth experience both humbling and nourishing as I strive to establish myself as a representational artist.


I am a representational artist focusing on light, value and color. The possibilities to interpret and create are endless to me as I constantly try new ways of expressing myself through my work in figurative, still life and plein air painting. My studies at The American Academy of Art and Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, both in Chicago, has provided foundation and growth that are reflective in my work. The process of developing my eye to see and compare the masses and small nuances continue to excite and fulfill me as I view the world anew each time I paint. I am very grateful to have art in my life.EDUCATIONUniversity of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, BEDAmerican Academy of Art, Chicago, IL Associate Degrees in Painting and IllustrationReggie Ezell, Master Calligraphy CourseEXHIBITIONS
2014    Portrait Show, Palette & Chisel, Chicago, IL
2013    Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Edgewater Historical Society, Chicago, IL
2013    Northfield Library Exhibit, Northfield, IL
2013    Admiral Plein Air Painters of Chicago Exhibit, Chicago, IL
2012    Buffalo Grove Artists' League Show, Wheeling, IL
2011    Italian American Relations Foundation of Chicago
2011    Edgewater Historical Society, Chicago, IL
2011    Bristol Renaissance Faire, Bristol, WI2011    Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Art De Triumph, Chicago, IL2010    Palette Bistro-Urban Series Exhibit, Chicago, IL2010    Two Artists-Two Visions, Palette and Chisel, Chicago, IL2010    Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Chicago, IL2009    North Shore Art League, Winnetka, IL2009    Bosque Conservatory Art Classic, Clifton, TX2009    "Garden Party," The Art Center, Highland Park, IL2009    Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Palette and Chisel, Chicago, IL2008    "Four Seasons of Old Town," Old town Triangle Gallery, Chicago, IL2008    Edgewater Historical Society, Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Chicago, IL2007    The Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Chicago, IL2006    The Art of Black and White, Naperville, IL2006    The Best and The Brightest, Scottsdale, AZ2006    [...]

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