If you didn't get a chance to attend either of my shows earlier this year in Beacon or Cold Spring, now is your chance! I'm thrilled with the opportunity to present the best of both exhibitions, plus work that I have not shown before, in my hometown of Warwick, NY.
The Conscious Fork
14 Railroad Ave, Warwick NY
Saturday, November 28th from 5 - 7pm.
OCAC Open Studio Tour
South Central Orange County
Saturday Oct. 24th and
Sunday Oct. 25th, 2015
11 am - 5 pm
Once again I am excited to participate in the Orange County Arts Council Open Studio Tour. I will be opening my studio to the public the weekend of October 24th and 25th and inviting art lovers in to see the work I have produced over the last year, as well as new work that I have been experimenting with.Read More
It was the perfect Birthday present. Amazing art in a beautiful new building with my husband and kiddos. It was glorious. The work there for the inaugural show "America is Hard to See" is outstanding and more inclusive of women and minorities than ever before. So much good work to see.
This piece by Mark Bradford is so exciting to me. It's paper he found on the street and collaged into this intricate map of colors and textures. I aspire to create something this great and I'm very interested in the endless layering of paper and the sanding down of it to reveal interesting combinations and relationships.Read More
During our annual family vacation to Cape Cod this year I took over an entire room in the house and made art while we were there. How wonderful that was! It was nothing serious, just some fun and playful sketchy-type collages that I wanted to make with all the scraps of collage material left over from my July show.Read More
July 3 - August 2, 2015
Gallery 66 NY - New works by Leslie Fandrich
66 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY
Hours: Thur-Sun, noon - 6pm
For the month of July I am showing new work at Gallery 66 NY in Cold Spring, NY. The title of the Show is "Finding Power: Women of Courage, Passion and Character".
Please join me for the opening on July 3rd from 6pm - 9pm. I will also be at the gallery July 12th and 19th if you would like to stop by then.Read More
Igloo Letterpress did it again. I needed to order new cards and I wanted to update the design to reflect the focus on my art over the last year. I sent them a challenging line drawing to include and they executed it perfectly.Read More
Next weekend, September 27th and 28th, I will be opening my studio to the public to share my work and discuss my process. I'll have a collaborative project that visitors can work on with me and seasonal refreshments like apple cider donuts and coffee. Yum.Read More
Inspiration is an essential part of making things. Looking at the world around us and letting the bits and pieces that we discover permeate our subconscious is an excellent way to push ourselves into new creative territory. These are a few things that are inspiring me right now.Read More
At the beginning of March something unusual happened. At the separate recommendations of two different friends, I took a collage workshop with local artist Jonathan Talbot. I had no expectations and thought it would be a fun weekend making some art. It certainly was, but it was also so much more.Read More
Hawaii is a place of raw energy. It is filled with beautiful, friendly people. We saw symbols everywhere: caves, waterfalls, islands, turtles, whales, snails, an eclipse, mountains, valleys and rainbows. We walked on earth that was younger than we were. It is a place of destruction and creation and we went there looking for a place to do a little healing together.Read More
My website will be quiet for the next couple of weeks while I take some time off to stand in the painting above with my family and remember my Mom, who died from cancer almost a year ago. Before she died she told us to go here together, so we are. On the anniversary of her death, April 11th, I will be somewhere near this beautiful place letting her ashes blow into the wind.Read More
Andrea Pippins is an artist, designer and educator in Baltimore, Maryland. She is creating the art and imagery that she wants to see, in the hopes of inspiring others to do the same. What she creates is something that is often lacking in the media landscape and art world: beautiful, powerful and fierce imagery of women of color.Read More
Oh how I love books. Nothing fills me with more calm and contentedness than a book. To settle in and read a good story is bliss and to have in my hand all the answers to whatever it is I am trying to learn about makes me feel confident and in control. My husband has observed that anytime I get serious about something, I buy a book about it. I have a lot of books.Read More
I'm in a collage state of mind lately. All of a sudden, it seems to be everywhere! Collage is my go-to method for creating quick compositions and keeping the creativity fresh. It's the way I have fun and play and it's something I often do in my sketchbook. This week though, I've been working a bit bigger in anticipation of a local collage workshop I'll be doing soon. Jonathan Talbot teaches a method for creating collages that eliminates liquid adhesives and I can't wait to learn about it.Read More
Do you sometimes wish you could time travel? Wouldn't it be nice to press a button and return to a moment in time to see it all again? Well, if you have old home movies, you can.Read More
I'm so excited to share this book with you! You might remember the author, Danielle Krysa, from the profile I did on her in October of last year. Her new book Creative Block is available pretty much everywhere starting TODAY and what an amazing book it is. Filled with stories, confessions, art and inspiration from 50 different fabulous artists, in it's pages you will discover many insights and strategies on how to deal with creative blocks.Read More
I first met Lisa during the Open Studio Tour last Fall. When I walked into her space I was in awe, not only of the work that I saw, hanging from the ceiling, covering all the walls and stacked in piles, but also of where it was made. Her studio is a dream space. It's huge (even though she says, "Not big enough, never big enough!") and she has separate areas for painting and printmaking.Read More
In art school we learned about classic artists and "masters", art movements and art history, but somehow only a few women got into the textbooks and lectures. "The Masters" were mostly men. It wasn't because of lack of talent, women just didn't have the same opportunities or support. The ones who persevered can stand just as tall as any of the men creating work at the same time. These ladies rock.Read More