Leslie Jorgensen

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Leslie Jorgensen
Broomfield, Colorado - United States

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ARTIST STATEMENT

As an artist Im interested in texture and creating a sense of depth and movement in my work. My current series embodies a new chapter in my life and I call it "Expansiveness". It is a time of growth and rebirth. These paintings are abstract and layered with texture and color that is added and subtracted along the way. I add textural elements, such as plaster, paper or cardboard work in layers with acrylic or oil paint, often scratching back into them to reveal hints of previous layers.

They are a journey of self a journey to the surface. My process feels like a dance a dialog with the painting. I like when early layers still show through in places like a scar or a wrinkle... like life, it becomes a reminder of the past and where we came from in our journey.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Leslie grew up in Merritt Island, Florida and moved to Colorado to pursue a career in infographics in the news industry at The Denver Post. She was later hired to work for several software companies, including Unidata, Ardent and Informix Software and went on to form her own graphic design firm, Connexion Creative. Yet throughout her graphic design career, she continued to draw and paint and has just recently begun to show her work, which has been well received.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

University of Central Florida, BA in Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Metro State University, Colorado, Painting curriculum
Art Students League of Denver, drawing and painting studies
Owner of Connexion Creative, graphic design and marketing firm


EXHIBITIONS

2016  Expansivenes (Solo Exhibit), aBuzz Gallery, Denver, CO
         33rd All CO Art Show, Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, CO
         Group Show Creative Framing Gallery, Louisville, CO
2015  Five Voices/Five Visions (Group Exhibit), aBuzz Gallery, Denver, CO