Welcome to Killing Jar Studio
I’ve always admired the artists who can whip-out an “About Me” statement like it were nothing. Well, here goes nothing;
My name is Leslie and I am a self-taught artist who has had a love for creating art of one form or another as far back as I can remember. And though I create a little of this and a little of that, a love of drawing has always been what drives me further. Artist’s sketchbooks being my #1 web search for inspiration, I want to see the drawings that led to the painting, the sketches before the sculpture and drawings for the mere sake of drawing. To me, drawing is the heart and soul of most art.
That being said, I started painting before I was comfortable with my drawing abilities. Sort of like starting backwards, I painted, sculpted and got confident with those abilities. However there was always this nagging little voice in my head telling me that I was cheating and misrepresenting myself as an artist because I couldn’tt draw.
Well, luckily that was a long time ago, I’ve come a long way and I’m not ashamed to say that I am still learning how to draw. I no longer listen to the internal psychobabbling critic – unless of course if she has something constructive to offer. Still chasing the perfect line daily, but I love the chase!
Inspiration for me often comes from the oddest and seemingly most benign places. Finding the juxtaposition between the beautiful and the hideous in life intrigues me as do the artists who walk that fine line.
So, come on in, look around, tell me what you think.
You will find a mish-mosh of pieces here from my fine-art insect paintings to silly zombie cartoons, sketchbook scraps and everything in between.