ode to my mentor Leslie Adams

while i dont get to see her much anymore, ill always be greatful for the time i spent apprenticing Artist Leslie Adams.  

Leslie was in the first class of the New York Academy of Art, after winning a scholarship based on her drawings. Adams recently had a retrospective at the Toldeo Museum of Art.  

As my painting continues to evolve, I will always be greatful for the basis of technic i learned from Leslie.  Perhaps most importantly, I witnessed at an early age that becoming a working artist was possible.

 

check out her site at leslieadams.com

 Leslie Adams at work.. One of her paintings I posed for; "Athena" is in the background.

Leslie Adams at work.. One of her paintings I posed for; "Athena" is in the background.