May Featured Artist Leslie Rock
In 2005, with my children growing older, I found myself with extra time, and so I embarked upon my third career. Coming from a background in engineering and motherhood, art was a fresh and irresistible calling that I threw myself into wholeheartedly. I took my first painting class, open to wherever it would take me. Before I knew it, my life was transformed. Since then I have been working, playing, studying, experimenting and solidifying my identity as an artist. Oils are my first love, but I do dabble in mixed media and acrylics. I work primarily on canvas, though I have experimented with wood and paper as well. I prefer medium and large sized surfaces since they give me an opportunity to paint freely and loosely. Neal Donald Walsh’s quote, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” has inspired my artistic growth from the moment I heard it. With these words always in mind, I set goal after goal for myself. I am constantly evolving as an artist, and these goals ensure that I never stagnate.