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Leslie Newman is a self taught abstract artist living in Marietta, Georgia. She grew up in Washington, D.C where from an early age she spent her weekends exploring the many art galleries the city has to offer. Starting to draw and paint as a very young girl, she encountered an art teacher who changed her life by gently guiding her toward her life's passion – painting. Beginning in watercolor, Leslie has gravitated to abstract because she loves the freedom that it gives her. Her love of teaching has evolved out of the many requests from various artists living in the Atlanta area and from across the United States.

Gallery Representation

Anne Irwin Fine Art

Over The Mantle Art Gallery

Columbia Sc


2019 April 12th

Pattern Play

Anne Irwin Fine art

2018 Small Works Show

Anne Irwin Fine Art


2017 Group Show

Cherokee Art Center In Ball Ground Georgia

Artist Statement

"I work intuitively in abstract, letting the paint take me on a journey of exploration through color, form, and shape. By adding and subtracting layer upon layer, construction and reconstruction, I work until a painting evolves out of the process. I find inspiration all around me in architecture, in nature, from a shadow in a passing window. I find pure joy in the process of painting and I hope that you the viewer will find something in my work to take joy from as well."

- Leslie Newman  

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