Studio Location: 52 Salem Street (Route 29), Greenwich NY 12834
Leslie Anne Peck is a native of Buffalo, New York. She moved to New York City to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art. In 1987 Leslie spent a year studying art in Italy at the Scuola di Lorenzo De Medici in Florence and subsequently apprenticed in Rome with renowned illustrator Alessandro Biffignandi. Leslie began a freelance career in romance-book cover illustration in 1988. She has enjoyed two decades of success painting in that genre. While still enjoying a tremendous success in the publishing field, Leslie’s love for portraiture of people and animals has found its expression in her most recent oil paintings.
Peck has further expanded her repertoire with an intense love and study of farm animals and their environment. Using her extensive background in portrait painting, Peck is able to create classic, yet bold portraits of these beautiful animals which are packed with a stately ambiance. Utilizing strong contrasts in light and shadow, the results are figures that jump off the canvas.
Leslie Peck resides in Greenwich, New York with her husband and three children.
“Finding and elevating the beauty in farms and simple objects is my goal. I look for eloquence in our farmlands and the animals that surround me. And with those same eyes look to everyday produce whether it be vegetables, fruit or eggs and pair them with elegant manmade objects of beauty. The marriage of the two in design and color should not only be organic but harmonious and soothing to the viewer. The great philosopher and poet Rumi put it well when he wrote ‘Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight.’ It is just for us to reveal and discover this.”
Medium: Oil on Panel and Canvas[themify_hr]
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52 Salem Street (Route 29), Greenwich NY 12834