I’m Leslie Wiegand. Half of me was raised on a hobby-farm near Qualicum Beach, BC. That half runs naked through the alder and steals eggs from your chicken coop. The other half earned a BFA from the University of Victoria in 2003 with an honours in Visual Arts. It struggles with student loans and occasional neurotic insecurity.
I paint from photos and from my imagination, portraits of wildlife, and human nature as I see it. I integrate wood grain, flaws and marks in materials, even my own mistakes to make whimsical images that tell fearsome and outrageous stories. I do commissions and online collaborations. I do whatever it takes to support my bad habits. I am eternally thankful for any love, support, and patronage I receive. Thanks for visiting me here in the web.
(and thanks Jay Brown for helping me write this!)
If you love my work, please write or ‘Like’ and share my FB page to show your support.
I love painting from photographs, and will consider commissions. Tell me what you’re thinking…