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“My work is the manifestation of the beauty and mystery I find in my interactions with the natural world here in Mid Coast Maine. Through the process of experimentation with: pigments, found materials, color and texture, my images are “built” to reveal a narrative for: fish, birds and other living organisms. These ethereal images are creations, composites of my many years of being involved with the decorative arts and my printmaking training; this series is a true marriage of my love of nature, sense of place, and my artistic background.”

I Start each image in an organic manner finding a composition that speaks to what I am internally exploring that given day. Like mapping out a story that has yet to be written, but that I have fully experienced, real environments, dreams, animals, and “characters” merge with the imaginary. I strive to make visible that space between the real and the imagined- making images that engage and awaken the viewers senses. My feel my work is located at an intersection of Fine Art and Folk Art.


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Maine Magazine - ARTMAINE 2019

Very excited to be selected as one of the 78 most collectable Artists in Maine in 2019!



GALLERY HISTORY

 January 2019  to present  - Leslie Curtis Design and Fine Art- Camden, Maine

May 2018  to present  -  Makers Market Studio and Gallery – Brooksville, Maine

December 2017  to present  -  Sonya’s Skincare Gallery – Belfast, Maine

 May 2018  to April 2019 -  Local Color Gallery – Belfast, Maine

June 2016 to December 2017Salt Air Gallery – Rockland, Maine

May 2015  to May 2017  -  Jules Place Gallery - Boston, MA

March 2000 to May 2003  -  Legato Gallery – Covington, LA


TEACHING

2004 - Present  • Independent Workshops – Stockton Springs, Maine

• Workshop Instructor – Decorative Arts, Gilding, Fine Art

 2000 - 2003  • Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

• Adjunct Professor of Art - Introduction to Design, Alternative Print Media, Lithography, Intaglio

2006-2008  • League of New Hampshire Craftsmen – Hanover, New Hampshire

• Workshop Instructor – Decorative Arts


EXHIBITIONS

•  July 2019 - Summer Exhibition  - Shaw Gallery -Northeast Harbor, Maine

• March 2019 - Spring Exhibition at The Hichborn • Stockton Springs, ME

• March 2019 -  Lan Yapp - 189 Gallery Pop-up • Group Exhibition - Stockton Springs, ME

•  February 2019  - Multi Artist Exhibition  - Bangor Public Library - Bangor, Maine

•  December 2018  - Holiday Show  - Betts Gallery - Belfast, Maine

 •  November 2018  - Local Color Gallery Show   - Liberty Public Library -  Liberty, Maine

 •  October 2018-  189 Gallery Pop-up • Stockton Springs, ME

 •  September 2018  - Women Artists of Midcoast Maine (WAMM) and Friends -  Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center  - Rockland, Maine 

 •  August 2018  - Coastal Mountain Land Trust Ragged Mountain Fundraiser  - Camden, Maine

 •  August 2018  - Local Color Gallery Show  - Searsmont Public Library - Searsmont, Maine

•  May 2018 – current   - The Hichborn Restaurant- Stockton Springs, Maine

•  May 2015  - Works  -  Upper Valley Zen Center - White River Junction, Vermont

 •  May 2014  - Works  -  Upper Valley Zen Center - White River Junction, Vermont

•  2012, 2013 – Small Works – Artistree Gallery  - Pomfret, Vermont

•   2011 – Group Show -  Plainfield Hall Theater -  Plainfield, New Hampshire

•   2002 - Common Culture - Southern Graphics Council Portfolio - New Orleans, LA  &  Atlanta, GA

•  November 2002 - Three Aces  -  Print Exhibition - (University of Texas, L.S.U., University of Wisconsin)

 •   May 2002 - Visiting Artist  EAI - Electronic Arts Institute - NYSCC at Alfred University

•  October 2001 - Faculty Collects - Eagle Gallery - Murray State, KY

•  October 2001 - Faculty Exhibition -Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA

•   July 2001 - Group Show - Legato Gallery - Covington, Louisiana

•   July 2001 - Pressed & Pulled - Four Louisiana Artists - Gallerie Lafayette - Lafayette, Louisiana

•   2001 - Dragon and Snake Show – PRINTS - Stonemetal Press - 
San Antonio, Texas

•   May 2001 - Baren Exchange Prints - Skokie Public Library - Skokie, Illinois

•   May 2001 - Year of the Snake! Woodcuts -Skokie Library - Skokie, Illinois

•  November 2000 - Baren Prints -Kent State University, Burton, Ohio

•   July 2000  /  Prints -Douglas Gallery - Indianapolis Indiana

•  February 2000  /  Spring Exhibition at Legato Gallery Legato -Gallery 424 N. Columbia Street   Covington, Louisiana 70433

•  October 1999  /  New Paintings at Legato Gallery Legato - Gallery 424 N. Columbia Street   Covington, Louisiana 70433

•  January 1999  /  Spring Exhibition at Legato Legato - Gallery 424 N. Columbia Street   Covington, Louisiana 70433

•  October 1998  /  New Paintings - Legato Gallery -  Covington, Louisiana

•  August 1998  /  Art and Science - A National Exhibition juried by Patricia Maurides.  •  LSU GALLERY Louisiana State University   -  Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 •   April 1998  /  Legato Spring Invitational - Legato Gallery -   Covington, Louisiana

•   April 1998  /  Hospice Design Showcase - Recent Work  •   Baton Rouge, Louisiana

•  March 1998  /  Rites of Passage - A National Portfolio Exchange at Southern Graphics Council.  •  Ohio University -   Athens, Ohio

 •  October 1997  / Drawings and Paintings from Sugar and Water Series - Unitarian Gallery - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

•  October 1997  / Southern Printmakers 1997  •  Southeast Louisiana University - Hammond, Louisiana

•  October 1997  /  Phantom Gallery Exhibit  •   Downtown Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

•  August 1997  / Recent Paintings  •  Barnes and Noble - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 •   June 1997  / New Mexico Photographer Show - Juried by Greg Eff  •  Eastern New Mexico University - Clovis, New Mexico

 •   June 1997  /  Olio  •  Jefferson Street Gallery - Lafayette, Louisiana