I’m Leslie Montana, a visionary artist, designer, and seer. When I'm creating it's an immense, awesome, infinite sense of true beauty that I'm immersed in. Flowers, plants, nature, the patterns and colors I see all around me, and how everything moves and connects have always been a source of interest. The power of the invisible, what we sometimes call potential, and possibility, is what makes being creative so magical. What does it mean to have faith in the invisible? There's a behind-the-scenes world where everything is in the process of becoming. And that's where you'll find me most of the time.
'Exquisite Paintings on The Nature of Flowers, a body of work begun in the late 1990s entered phase two in late 2018. Since its inception, the works of art in this long-term creative project have helped me to bring a sense of order to the chaos that is so very present in our world today. When visitors enter my studio and smell roses, and there's not a fresh flower in sight, I know the invisible is conveying its utterly alive message of Love through my paintings. I'm often reminded of this as I define and re-define what it means to be creative, and what it means to be an artist today. It's time for us to understand that creativity is an aspect of life that's critically important for so many reasons.
It is interesting that as the pace quickens these days, slowing down can help us regain our balance as we reorient our attention to what matters most. Consciously created works of art are like living prayers, and sacred objects and can enhance our environment. There's nothing more important than connecting with the qualities that nurture and support us, our families, and our community. Life.
My offerings include original works of art, museum-quality fine art prints, apparel, and textile treatments for interior design. Each year I consider a few commissions. Learn more about my process here. Please contact me if you'd like to learn more.
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