Leslie McCarthy: Pieces
Leslie McCarthy will be bringing her colorful, whimsical, soulful paintings back to Mulberry Art Studios this winter to exhibit a new collection entitled Pieces. Pieces will open officially with a First Friday Reception December 7, 5-9 p.m., but guests may get a sneak peek into the collection on November’s First Friday as well. The work will remain on display until the end of the year. Mulberry Art Studios holds regular gallery hours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays and is available upon request during the weekends and evenings.
Pieces will feature work Leslie has created over the past two years of some of her favorite things, from hummingbirds and elephants to beach scenes and cityscapes. The show displays new acrylic techniques Leslie has been experimenting with in her most recent artistic adventures, such as, manipulating acrylic paint to look like watercolor and adding in pen and ink to create depth and add to the composition of the pieces.
Leslie is currently busy working on creating lots of hummingbird pieces for her Project Hummingbird series. The goal of Project Hummingbird is to paint 99 hummingbirds and donate 100% of the funds received through the sale of those pieces to the fight against human trafficking. To date, Leslie has painted 79 hummingbirds and has sold 53, with all of the funds going to A21, an organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking.
Leslie McCarthy has been working hard for 14 years to establish her own unique style of art. She has created over 50 commissioned pieces of art and has been featured as an up-and-coming artist in the Central PA Magazine August 2016-2017 issue. Her favorite medium to work with is acrylic. She is driven to paint by her passionate desire to see the world, and those around her, full of joy, hope and love. In other words, her art is a concoction of one-quarter paint, one-quarter technique and a lot of heart.
Her love of painting is a result of the inspiration she finds in her family, her friends, her faith, places she’s traveled and stories she’s heard. Leslie draw’s the viewer in through her display of bold colors and vivid contrasts. Her playful imagery is strengthened by her use of ambiguous people and fantastical impressions.
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