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Artist Leslie Scott-Lysan


An example of fine art by Leslie Scott-Lysan

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.lesliescott-lysan.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $35.00 - $1,500.00
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Biography


A 2006 vacation to Monhegan Island, ME, spurred the return to “my art” after being away from it for over 30 years. The artists there inspired me to buy some watercolor pencils, paper, and brushes to sketch a rusted, white iron bucket of bright red geraniums at the Monhegan House. A couple years later, I began studies with painting classes with Wakefield, MA artist Mary Taggart. As I became more confident and adventurous, I branched out and painted with master pastel artist and national juried oil painter Aline Ordman, of White River Junction, VT; oil and acrylic painter Emily Passman, of Lexington, MA; natural science illustrator and watercolor painter Sandy McDermott, of Exeter, NH; contemporary nature painter Elizabeth Awalt, of Concord, MA; contemporary painter and colorist Martha Wakefield, of Belmont, MA, and digital photographer and printmaker Barbara Ford Doyle, of Chatham, MA.
 
I draw inspiration from color and light and nature and every season, whether I am viewing a grand vista of the White Mountains, in Sugar Hill, NH; the marshes and dunes of Plum Island, in Newburyport, MA; the rocky shore and steep hills of Acadia National Park, in ME; or in my home studio. Making art for me is all about color, light, and working alongside the Creator. Since childhood, I’ve had a spiritual connection to the outdoors, drawing, painting, and photography.
 
I first picked up charcoal, pastels, and oil paints at age 12 when I took oil painting classes with Wakefield painter Nancy Gambone. Throughout high school I took art classes. Being able to pursue “my art” today is a true blessing that emerged from disability resulting from Takayasu’s arteritis, a very rare autoimmune disease and form of vasculitis that attacks the major arteries. You can learn about vasculitis at www.vasculitisfoundation.org.
 
I always surround myself with the arts. I love [...]

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