Featured Artist – Leslie Newman
Q & A
Q: Tell us a little about your art.
Q: Why did you start doing what you do?
Q: What are your biggest influences?
A: A lifetime of looking. My career as a visual designer and illustrator. Drawing and painting with Seattle artist and instructor Barbara Fugate.
Q: Tell us something most people don’t know about your process.
A: Most of my work is created using digital tools. My expressive paintings are painted using an iPad, Apple Pencil and the Procreate app. I approach it just as if I was painting in oils or acrylics. The Shapemaking series is drawn using Adobe Illustrator, a tool that lets me have ultimate control over shapes. The process entails carving and molding shapes and negative space to create something out of nothing. The best are printed on archival paper in very limited editions.
Q: Where would you like to go next?
A: I’m beginning to collaborate with my husband, Tim Celeski, to create sculptural wall pieces. I see exciting things ahead!