Artist Leslie Stark

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I was born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest. A lot of my landscapes are inspired by the San Juan Islands, a magical place where I spent a lot of time growing up. My interest in art began at a very young age, drawing illustrations of animals and cartoon characters. In college I studied graphic design, art history, and advertising; then spent 20 years as a singer, studying voice and opera. I am often inspired by music, and find a lot of parallels between art and music, as both embody texture, line, color and harmony in their composition.
Artist StatementMy work explores the relationship between reality and imagination, free-form and structure. My process is intuitive, informed by memory and empathic observation of our world. In each layered surface, elements of the ordinary are given new context and meaning, inviting intellectual and emotional engagement with the viewer.



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