Leslie Fitzsimmons is a contemporary artist working in Newcastle, Australia with a focus in process-based abstraction and experimental painting. Through her practice, Leslie explores her connection to nature. She grew up in America’s Midwest where her free spirit was nurtured and her creativity flourished. Following her curiosity for the natural world, she was enticed further west. Living and travelling in mountain and desert regions of the States, she eventually found herself by the Australian seaside. Leslie’s creative inspiration comes from the places she has immersed herself, and the self-realisation that joy comes from expression and letting go. She creates paintings that are vivid and bold, yet hold detail and playfulness. Working with primarily watercolour and gouache, colours are amplified from the visual experience she has when immersed in the landscape. Her compositions are impulsive, combining intuition and sensitivity, while being lively and responsive.
Location: Newcastle NSW