Leslie has a true passion for color + clouds.

 

Leslie Banta is a Staunton, VA-based artist. She paints clouds, minimalist landscapes and color compositions as a way of keeping nature’s beauty close at hand. “I spend a lot of time in my head, solving daily problems or trying to keep a grocery list handy… It’s so easy to look up at the sky, but it’s also easy to forget what’s waiting right over our heads because it’s always there. We forget to see it because we always see it, if that makes sense. I paint to remind myself to stop and look, to drink in the sky for a long moment.”

Leslie grew up in Alabama and moved to the DC area after undergraduate studies in oil painting. She began exhibiting at The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria's Old Town, attended The Corcoran's Georgetown campus for abstract drawing & painting courses, traveled to Provence, France to further study "colour" and plein air landscapes, and established a studio discipline in the midst of changing work life and a growing family. 

Leslie resides in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, where she owned & operated an art supply retail store from 2007 until 2016. She and her writer husband have two sons: a teen and a first grader, both of whom keep the entire household on their creative toes.  She teaches art to Kindergarteners through third graders and high school students at a private school in Staunton and serves with other Arts Guild members at 292 North Gallery in Harrisonburg, VA.

 
 

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