Leslie Malota

Artist Statement

Art making is my passion. Throughout my life in art I have studied both Fine Art and Costume Design, worked in Theatre, Directed and participated in many Local Artshows. My career is devoted to the presentation and preservation of artwork: I am a co owner of Frame Space Custom Picture Framing & Art, est 2007 and I have been Picture Framing for close to 30 years. The studio at 538 Adelaide Street also offers me a space and focus for my ongoing painting practice.

In 2015, I began taking Watercolour classes with Hilda Markson Gray. Hilda and the class inspire my creativity through our shared knowledge, experience and friendship. I joined the London Community Artists to further my involvement in the arts and culture of our community while meeting, learning and showing with a larger group of Local Artists.

My painting process is guided with an intuitive approach. I love experimenting and discovering spontaneously; colours, forms and content. Not a whole lot of planning, but a feeling. A love for our natural world, I draw on its influence in all of my work. My subjects include; water, landforms, elements and sky presented in an abstracted style. Drawing on travels, natural curiosity and observation of botany for inspiration.
Art sustains me and I am grateful for the opportunity to share my work with you.

If you would like to discover more of my art please consider following me on Instagram, Facebook or come on into Frame Space, London, ON to view a larger selection of my original art.

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