Change of Demo Artist For February

February Demo Artist: Melanie Wade Leslie – Part 2 – How to Incorporate Photo Transfers Into Mixed Media

Due to a family emergency, Sheila Stoll will not be able to do her art demo at our February meeting. In her place, Melanie Wade Leslie, who was last October’s demo artist, will continue her demonstration. In Part 2 she will concentrate on incorporating photo transfers into your mixed media art.

Melanie Wade Leslie
A native Texan, Melanie holds academic degrees from Sam Houston State University (BFA – Painting) and the University of Houston (MFA – Studio Art) and has been an active artist and educator for many years.  Under her tutelage, her students have consistently benefited from her teaching, many earning awards and accolades for their work at regional, state and national levels.

Apart from her life as an educator, she has exhibited her printmaking work professionally in international group exhibitions across the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, India, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Germany and England. Her mixed media work has been exhibited in Texas, New Jersey, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Kentucky.

Melanie Wade Leslie is an experimental cross-media artist and printmaker with an affinity for color and texture. Her work has evolved over the past two and a half decades into more experimental combinations of drawing, painting and printmaking media, frequently embodying the historically iconic and metaphorically rich imagery of the horse. Focusing upon the unique and universal attributes of legendary equus, Melanie pursues an expressive manifestation of symbolic echoes, germinated out of inter-species collaboration that invites a dialog with the human spirit.