This drawing is from reference photos I took while waiting for my son to run his heat during a track meet. As you may know, waiting for one 2 minute race can take literally hours! So, I took advantage of the time by taking pictures of people. I saw this young girl standing with her mother. The red scarf she wore was so beautiful against her face. I was thrilled to capture the variety of exquisite reds in the scarf.
Leslie was raised in New Mexico and since 1991 has made Oklahoma her home. She studied with Ted Seth Jacobs at his school Ecole Albert DeFois in Central France. Leslie’s work is in both private and public collections. Her work has been exhibited in a solo exhibit at the Governor’s Gallery at the Oklahoma Capitol, Oklahoma City, OK and at the American Art in Miniature Show at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK. Leslie teaches drawing and painting in the classical tradition to both children and adults in her studio in Edmond, OK.