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:
    California Watercolor Association  - Watercolors Fresh and Loose 
    July 15-18, 2020 - 4 Days, Intermediate to Advanced
    To register, go to www.californiawatercolor.org

    The Landgrove Inn - Art Workshops
   
132 Landgrove Road, Landgrove, Vermont 05148
     October 26-29, 2020 - 4 Days 
    Contact:  800.669.8466
    Website:  www.landgroveinn.com 

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

    Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    Registration begins 12/4/2019 for classes beginning in January, 2020
    Website:  www.communityarts.org

    Lafayette, CA  Classes are held at the Buckeye Meeting Room, 711 St. Mary's Road
    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
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:

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
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 Dirkxx 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"