Leslye Discont Arian
The Drive By Landscapes were created during the long isolating months of Covid. For a year, I took long solo road trips to connect with nature. The works represent elements of the natural and spiritual world. I did not use a camera to record any images. I mixed colors, studied light and shapes in my mind’s eye. I consider my works drawings as the works are done with oil sticks, I use only my fingers to blend and push the colors and create textures. I feel gratitude when I achieve balance of the familiar and unfamiliar, allowing me complete freedom from the material world.
Leslye is an artist and arts advocate living in Shaker Heights. She serves on the Shaker
Heights city government Public Art Task Force, The Cleveland Institute Alumni Board, the
Exhibitions committee of HeightsArts and The Artist Archives of the Western Reserve. Leslye
co-founded the Shaker Community Gallery to support economic development in the Van Aken District. Her studio is located in the Waterloo Arts District amd she is on the Waterloo Arts Committee.
Leslye is represented by Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland and TEW Galleries in Atlanta.