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Leslie Dunsmore

Leslie has been creating art throughout her life. She has been professionally producing art for the last 20 years. Sketching and painting "en plein aire", she uses her collected images as fodder for playtime back in her Denman Island studio. Her most recent series explores the world of Western Canadian mountains.

On long solo travels, Leslie roams around in landscapes that are of interest to her. Filing away scenes in her mind, she fills sketchbooks with ideas, composites and words. Back in her studio she begins to construct images that evoke a "sense of place" – a mythic, poetic “lay of the land”, recognizable but not real. Each painting produces, in bold colour and crisp detail, an evocative and mysterious place where Leslie can find silence.

With numerous group and solo exhibitions over the years (in Comox Valley, Qualicum, Victoria, Vancouver, and beyond), her art can be found in private collections in Canada, United States, England, New Zealand and Australia.


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