October 20, 2019 - December 19, 2019
Opening Reception : October 20, 2019, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Artist Statement: When my husband Eduardo died, I went to Costa Rica to visit his family. I stayed to take a class at artist Holly Heller's 'Art Retreat Tamarindo' and then continued to do an extra Residency week. The following January I returned, and this time stayed for two months, rented studio space from Holly Heller, and painted every day. The third day... well, the pattern was set. New relationships formed, painted promoted healing, and this body of work 'Pura Vida' is the result.
Canadian abstract painter Lesley Cordero uses energetic mark-making, organic structures, patterns, and sensuous colour to create her work. The foundation of each piece is intuitive mark-making overlaid with rich colour, pours, drips, splashes, stencils, stamps, and occasionally collage pieces. Layer after layer they are scraped, painted, and drawn over - and finally edited out until the essence of the piece has been revealed.
Lesley lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She received a Bachelor or Arts from the University of Guelph and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. She spent over 30 years teaching Secondary School Visual and later Media Arts. Since retiring, she returned to painting again...