January 2022 opening on the 7th...Lesley Morrow
Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, January 7, 2022, from 6 to 9 pm for the opening reception and Meet the Artist for January Fort Myers Art Walk. This month, ACT Gallery will feature Lesley Morrow.
Featured Artist – LESLEY MORROW
Lesley Morrow is an artist whose paintings are bold, raw and sensitive to the eye. She expresses the feminine experience, and the mystique through contemporary portraiture that has included both celebrity and iconic women. Capturing not only the strength, she sees in these women and their faces but also the chaos behind the façade as she sets a mood. Through the body of her work, you can see a roadmap, almost a narrative, of the pieces of her psyche in such a way as to find her own core strength.
Lesley Morrow’s art is a door to a world of colors where the blues and purples accentuate the images of her subjects. Many of these, created under the detailed inspiration of her psyche, act as guides and partners on our journey - one that they live, feel and breathe. Witnessing her work, automatically one feels as if you are becoming part of the portraits she creates. These are similar to the faces of familiar people in our lives.
The symbols in Lesley’s work, like the bear, provides an experience to the viewer, with spiritual and physical strength.
Her color palette provides the perfect balance of strong and weaker hues, creating a state of contemplation, forcing us to be part of the subject’s history, brought to life by the power of the artist’s mind. With her creativity and skilled hand, she produces beauty, thought, strength, wisdom and over all, the power of portraying the human spirit.
Focused on photography, Lesley attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City and City College of San Francisco, California. After a twenty-year break, she turned back to art and found her voice, painting.
Lesley is an artist in residence at the Union Artist Studios in Fort Myers, Florida where she now breathes her passion through acrylic, oil, airbrush and mixed media. She has exhibited in local SW Florida Galleries including the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, DAAS, Space39, Arts for Act, the Loft, Chico’s TAGA Gallery, Island Conclave, Bootleggers Alley Gallery and the Alliance of the Arts. Her art is found in public and private collections locally and internationally.
This non-profit gallery is devoted to representing the distinctive and offers premium quality original works of art! The monies raised support Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., the domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking center serving Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties.
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This exhibit continues through Monday, January 31, 2022.