Artist Statement:

Art has been a part of my life since childhood. I can recall spending many hours in elementary school drawing faces and figures. It wasn’t until I picked up a paintbrush in 2011, at the age of 32, that I felt the magic of creating again. I am deeply drawn to feminine beauty, and the female face and figure is my primary muse. My work is heavily inspired by fashion, nature, random things I find beautiful and aspects of my inner world. Harnessing all of my inspiration to create a feminine character through color, pattern and texture excites and motivates me.

Leslie Weaver is a self-taught mixed media artist born and raised in Columbus, GA. She currently resides in the Charleston, SC area with her husband and two daughters. Leslie worked as a social worker for 14 years before leaving the field to pursue a career in art full time. Her work is primarily figurative in nature, with a feminine and playful quality. Leslie’s work has been featured in a variety of online blogs such as the popular Decor8, and she has collaborated with retail brands such as Anthropologie and Papyrus.