Leslie Wilson
Leslie Wilson Watercolors
Walnut Creek, California 
925-935-7529 
www.lesliewilson.net
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I am a watercolor artist offering original watercolor paintings and commissions, including landscapes, still life and figures in an impressionistic style.  I have focused on watercolor painting for more than 20 years, capturing the moment in vibrant light and color, both en plein air and in the studio.  I love transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary and reminding people of the places they have been, the people they have met, and the truly remarkable light and color in our world. 

Graduate:  University of Maryland, B.A. Secondary Art Education, 1973

Recent Recognition:

2014 - Walnut Creek PaintOut - Valley Art Gallery - Winner of Popular Vote - "Majestic Mount Diablo"
2013 - San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition - "Dunes at Pajaro"
2012 - San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition - "Hess Road" 
2011 - Valona Paint Out - Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA - "Ridge Top"  
2011 – Creekside Arts – 1
st Place – March, 2011, Clayton, CA “Tranquil Aftermath”
2010 – CWA – Honorable Mention – John Muir Hospital Show – “High Wire”
2010
– CWA – 1st Place – Presidio Paint Out, San Francisco, CA – "Summer in the Presidio" 
2010
– CWA – 2nd Place – Presidio Paint Out, San Francisco, CA – "Golden Gate Bridge from Fort Winfield Scott"
2010
– CWA – 3rd Place – Presidio Paint Out, San Francisco, CA – "Golden Gate Club" 
2009
– CWA – 1st Place – Presidio Paint Out, San Francisco, CA – "Fort Winfield Scott" 
2009
– CWA - Honorable Mention - 4th Quarter Gallery Concord – "Reservations Required" 
2009
– Honorable Mention – Valona Paint Out - Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA – "Old Milk Barn"

Published:  North Light Books, Splash 11, Spring 2010
– "The Other Side of the Mountain"

Memberships:

Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA  www.valleyart.org
Signature Member, California Watercolor Association  www.californiawatercolor.org
East Bay Fine Artists
– eastbayfineartists.blogspot.com

Ongoing Watercolor Classes:

Civic Arts Education - Watercolor Instructor
Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm and Fridays 1:00pm-4:00pm
http://www.walnut-creek.org/cae/classes/adult/drawing_painting_n_printmaking.asp 

Dublin Unified School District - Adult Education
–  Fall, Winter and Spring
Mondays 3:00-5:00pm 
http://dublinusd.org/Page/200

Lafayette -
Classes are held at the Buckeye Meeting Room on St. Mary's Road, Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm. Call or email me for schedule and availability.

Group demonstrations and workshops by request   

Upcoming, Current and Recent Events:

East Bay MUD - Oakland, CA - Exhibit through August 9, 2013
Aurora Ristorante Italiano - Novato, CA - Exhibit through August 10, 2013
San Diego Watercolor Society International Exhibition 2013, San Diego, California - "Dunes at Pajaro" accepted.