About me


I am a mixed media artist, intuitive painter, workshop instructor and writer living in the  Cowichan Valley, on Vancouver Island, in BC, Canada.  I have been creating art since I was a toddler, and teaching art workshops for 25 years.  I have a big studio with lots of twinkly lights and paper lanterns where I can get messy and create, sing, dance, and eat chocolate to my heart's content.  In addition to holing up in my studio with the door locked and the music cranked I do like to share my space occasionally with others by teaching workshops and holding twice weekly drop in sessions. (In the  fall of 2017 I am adding a once a month Saturday afternoon extended version of drop in - 3 hours - check my workshops calendar for dates.)

I am a bookaholic, I spend over 10 hours a week in my bathtub, and I cry a lot.  I hate scary movies and love pudding.  I love to talk about big ideas and find out what makes people tick.  Then I don't want to talk at all.  Until I am ready to talk a lot again. (I fall under the classification of talkative extreme introvert.)

It is my belief that:
 you can never have too many art supplies or twinkly lights
we are all creative beings
art heals


My studio
 


All of my intuitive paintings start out looking like this: 



 Then for a while they look like this (my favourite tool is my finger):



And eventually they usually end up looking something like this:
(I go through a lot of white paint)


For Maya

A lot of houses seem to show up in my paintings, especially little blue ones. 
(See the above painting, upper left corner.) I never have a plan with my paintings.

I hold weekly drop in art studio sessions and various workshops and classes, 
which range from 2 hours to 2 days. 




 

Check out my Workshops and Drop In Sessions page for information on upcoming classes:

http://lesleyfountain.blogspot.ca/p/workshops-and-art-shows.html 
Art parties are a fun and creative way to celebrate special occasions like 
birthdays, wedding showers, retirement celebrations, divorce parties,
 or just a great way to spend time with your girlfriends. 

Contact me for information on a workshop or art party 
tailor made for you and your friends.


lesleyfountainstudio@gmail.com  
And remember...




1 comment:

  1. I have to go visit my friends in Vancouver again - so I can some and play colour and texture with you! LOVE, love, love your art and your philosophy on life and follow you on Facebook. . Freya ( My fb page is Freya Perry: Enchanting art)

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