Participating Artists - Leslie Newcomer
Leslie Newcomer has spent the past twenty-odd years painting cats, and although she has managed to paint nearly every breed and color of these feline wonders, there is usually a bit more than just cats in her work. The mainly watercolor and colored pencil pieces include cats having clandestine meetings at various landmarks such as Stonehenge, Egyptian temples and many other real and imagined places. This year, her panel will have cat art on it, but, you will also see some of her new, non-cat pieces. Needing a change in subject as well as media, there will be some new, acrylic pieces featuring landscape settings that incorporate hot-air balloons and airships as well as crows and cloudscapes, and whatever else catches her fancy at the moment. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Northern Illinois University, where painting cats was frequently frowned upon.
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Artwork: Walk Like an Egyptian Mau
Mary Jane Jewell