Reclaiming More of Who You Truly are Via Creativity

Leslie Montana

I'm Leslie Montana, Professional Artist, Teacher, and Reiki Master. I am a liaison to the creative nature that lives inside all of us, and I help people just like you reconnect and claim more creative potential through the process of making art. My approach is unique in that meditation, and states of consciousness are at the foundation of my work, and this is something I share in my learning programs.


When you work with me you'll have an opportunity to align your work to the core of who and what you are for next-level artistry.


The impulse to create, when unobstructed, is pure. It's as natural as breathing. And we all knows what happens to that. It becomes shallow as we become disconnected from our bodies. Our creative nature is similar, and it must be nurtured and protected to become a fully integrated part of our adult selves. It is vital for our life source connection. Thankfully, in more conscious circles of education this trend is on.

Meditation is a word that conjures up all kinds of images. Sitting cross-legged on a cushion, beautiful background music, intoxicating incense, you know. And that's all wonderful, but this is not that.

There is no lineage connected to my methods, and Mother Nature is the center of my focus. It's fluid and alive, and we tap into it from within for the purpose of creating. After years of practicing making art the way I do, in my own unique way, I've developed a type of meditation and focus that I share when I teach. It's the foundation of my work. Holding these states of consciousness is like a strength training workout, but without the unpleasant after effects. It helps get students in touch with their own artistic genius, often jumpstarting their abilities. It's not a quick process, though things do accelerate at times. There are breakthrough moments that can carry us from one plateau to another.

Three things

 No. 1 - You can learn from others without losing yourself

We're taught we have to give our authority over to another, an instructor or teacher who knows more than us to learn. This old-school model doesn't work well. Restoring your true authority is some of what we'll be doing. Though it may seem paradoxical, learning is enhanced when approached this way. It's a win-win kind of thing.

No. 2 - Meditation is a key factor in your development as an artist

But not the kind of meditation that's attached to a lineage or teacher, or even me. Nature will guide you and I'll demonstrate how that works within this context. You have what you need to learn and excel already built in. Your senses are doorways to a more vast reality than you have been accustomed to. Making art is a magical thing. 

No.3 - Effortless very hard work happens in the Zone

When we're in alignment with ourselves and what we love, it's much easier to enter into and stay in the zone. There's an ease to everything, and things just flow, even when we're working hard. Recovering our power as artists positively affects other areas of life which is a natural byproduct of this process. Flow states are recognizable brain wave states that are measurable in the brain. We know when we're there.

Take the next step

You can work with me one-on-one, or join a workshop. (see below) I also offer individual coaching sessions.

Raindrops on Roses, watercolor workshop
This is an introductory primer for more in depth modules. I love teaching this workshop which has become a classic in my repertoire. It's a two hour primer held online. All levels are welcome.

Raindrops on Roses, Watercolor Workshop, 2 hour Intensive Primer
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