HYBRID: Navigating Artistic Perils with Leslie Graff – September 20 at 6:30pm

Posted on September 14, 2023


Navigating Artistic Perils with Leslie Graff
Wednesday, September 20
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Wakelin Room & Zoom
Register here.

Leslie will speak to frequent struggles encountered by artists like deciding what to paint, “finding your voice/style”, and getting unstuck. She will share helpful practices that support everything from ideation to building sophistication into your work and getting past creative blocks. 

Leslie Graff holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Brigham Young University. She spends her time working in acrylics and mixed media. While exploring a variety of series, her work is unified by a shared theme– the complexity of human experience. It explores identity, relationships, connection, influence, and specifically the intangibles of thought and emotion. She is fascinated by personal narratives, interactions within culture, and the intimacy of the mind. She is most known for her domestic series and explorations of women. A bold palette and the use of discrete color characterize her pieces. She draws inspiration from midcentury illustration and is influenced by artists Wayne Thiebaud, and Coby Whitmore.  Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows across the country, including a dozen museums and is regularly seen in universities, and galleries. Her work is held in many private collections. Her work has been featured in many places, including Good Housekeeping, HGTV, a profile on Forbes.com, the Boston Globe, and featured on Inquiry on NPR. Leslie is currently on the faculty at the Danforth Art Museum School. She has taught creative arts in California, Utah, Massachusetts, and Virginia and lectures frequently. She is active in humanitarian work and is passionate about building opportunities for others.  She lives in Sutton, MA with her husband and three sons. 

Presented in partnership with the Wellesley Society of Artists.