“I paint to capture the fleeting beauty of the world at hand. For me, this brings the tantalizing possibility of unlocking and sharing the mysteries of the unseen world."
With a philosophy of lifelong learning, Leslie Dyas has evolved and grown as an artist over the years. From her degree in graphic design, she has pulled a strong sense of composition and dedication to good design in all facets of her art. A somewhat classical aesthetic infuses all her work, even as she strives to bring a sense of freshness and expressiveness to each new painting.
Her graphic design background has given Leslie Dyas an ethic of perfection in terms of craft. Fine oil paints and natural mediums on linen canvas are the artist's primary instruments. A variety of tools are employed, from fine sable brushes to palette knife, to willow sticks...whatever is needed to create the right effect.
Leslie Dyas’ licensed works have appeared in major hotels, TV and film, and retailers nationwide. Her original work is in corporate and private collections throughout the US.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase 2020
Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition, Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham, AL October 2019
American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase, June 2019, Award of Excellence
Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA October 2017 “Pairings”, two person exhibition
Cortile Gallery, Provincetown, MA September 2016
Handwright Gallery, New Canaan, CT December 2015 Small Works Show
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014
Viewpoint46 National Juried Art Competition . Cincinnati, Ohio. 2014
Art Comes Alive 2014. Cincinnati, OH. District Gallery Award
Aqueous , KY, Louisville, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2014. Inducted as Signature Member, 2009
Handwright Gallery, New Canaan, CT March 2014. Group Exhibition "Fruit, Flowers, Objects"
Art Comes Alive 2103. Cincinnati, Ohio. Floral Artist of the Year
Handwright Gallery, New Canaan, CT, March 2013. Group Show “Life, Still; the Art of Preserving the Moment”
Global Novations Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Nov 2012-Jan 2013 Group show “Familiar Places”
National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2012, Honorable Mention
Art Comes Alive 2012. Cincinnati, Ohio. ACA Gallery Award
Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati , 2012. 117th Annual Juried Exhibition
S.H.E. Gallery, Boonton, NJ. Group Exhibition December, 2011