Leslie Wilson
Leslie Wilson Watercolors
Walnut Creek, California 

925-457-3930

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Leslie Wilson is a watercolor artist offering original watercolor paintings and commissions, including landscapes, still life and figures in an impressionistic style.  Art has always been fundamental in her life.  She has focused on watercolor painting for more than 30 years, capturing the moment in vibrant light and color, both en plein air and in the studio.  She loves transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary and reminding people of the places they have been, the people they have met, and the truly remarkable light and color in our world. 

Upcoming Workshops: 
   
The Landgrove Inn - Art Workshops
   
132 Landgrove Road, Landgrove, Vermont 05148
     June 27-30, 2021 - 4 Days 
    Contact:  800.669.8466
    Website:  www.landgroveinn.com

   
California Watercolor Association - Watercolors Fresh and Loose 
    August 15-17, 2020 - 4 Days, Advanced Beginner to Expert
    To register, go to www.californiawatercolor.org
   


Watercolor Classes:
    Center for Community Arts. Walnut Creek, CA - Watercolor Instructor

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    Zoom and In-person classes
    For registration go to their website at www.communityarts.org

    Lafayette, CA  Classes are currently held on Zoom
    Wednesdays 9:30-12:30
    Contact me for availability, scheduling and fee schedule. 

Published:  North Light Books, Splash 11, Spring 2010 – "The Other Side of the Mountain"

Memberships:

Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA - www.valleyartgallery.org
Master Signature Member, California Watercolor Association - www.californiawatercolor.org 
Signature Member, San Diego Watercolor Society - www.sdws.org

Signature Member, Missouri Watercolor Society - www.mowsart.com

East Bay Fine Artists
– Critique Group

Graduate:  University of Maryland, B.A., Secondary Art Education, 1973

Recognition: 

2021 - California Watercolor Association - National Exhibition - "Boy on the Beach"
2021 - Missouri Watercolor Society - "Pajaro Cypress"
2020 - San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition - "Rush Ranch 3"
2019 - San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition - "Treasure Hunt"
2019 - Harrington Gallery - Pleasanton, CA - Fresh Works show - "Bait Shop"
2019 - "Art on the Main" Walnut Creek, CA - 2nd Place artist - "Majestic Mount Diablo"
2019 - California Watercolor Association - National Exhibition - "Rush Ranch 2"
2018 - California Watercolor Association - National Exhibition - "Silver Dollars"
2018 - Fallbrook Signature Exhibition - "Rush Ranch" 
2017 - California Watercolor Association Lindsay Dirkx Gallery - "Cunningham Cabin"
2014 - Walnut Creek PaintOut - Valley Art Gallery - Winner of Popular Vote - "Majestic Mount Diablo"
2013 - San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition - "Dunes at Pajaro"
2012 - San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition - "Hess Road" 
2011 - Valona Paint Out - Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA - "Ridge Top"
2011 - Creekside Arts - 1st Place - Clayton, CA - "Tranquil Aftermath"

2010 – CWA – Honorable Mention – John Muir Hospital Show – “High Wire”
2010
– CWA – 1st Place – Presidio Paint Out, San Francisco, CA – "Summer in the Presidio" 
2010
– CWA – 2nd Place – Presidio Paint Out, San Francisco, CA – "Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Winfield Scott"
2010
– CWA – 3rd Place – Presidio Paint Out, San Francisco, CA – "Golden Gate Club" 
2009
– CWA – 1st Place – Presidio Paint Out, San Francisco, CA – "Fort Winfield Scott"
2009 - California Watercolor Association - National Exhibition - "The Other Side of the Mountain" 
2004 - California Watercolor Association - National Exhibition - "The Kids at Stinson Beach"