Lesley Anne Spowart

Artist, art historian, museum studies exhibition designer.

Lesley Anne Spowart, Artist

I am resilient, tough-minded, and dedicated to finding my authentic mark. I am learning to be less judgmental about my work and to make better choices about what I should keep and what I should let go. Creating art involves being willing to let go and to relinquish control. The process has allowed me to come to terms with who I am.

About My Work

My studio is located in a retired wine cellar, which has influenced my creative process. My work is marked by its physical, sometimes large format, and it has been called transformational by others. I love color, abstraction, impressionism, and expressionism. I work almost exclusively on paper or board since I welcome the resistance of the substrate to fight back as I work to communicate my message. I utilize sanding, scraping, mark making and scratching in my creative process. As a multi-media artist, I use photographic xerography, acrylic paint, and other mixed media to create work that genuinely reflects my life story and connects me to my audience.