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Leslie Dyas is a Kentucky native. 


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. Handmade oil paints and natural mediums on linen canvas are the artist's primary tools. 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 has a degree in Graphic Design from the prestigious University of Cincinnati DAAP. As a successful commercial illustrator and product designer, Leslie Dyas has developed her craft over the years and continually studied through workshops and weekly life drawing sessions.




Selected Exhibitions & Awards




Aqueous , KY, Louisville, 2004, 2006, 2009. Inducted as Signature Member, 2009

S.H.E. Gallery, Boonton, NJ. Group Exhibition December, 2011

Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati , 2012. 117th Annual Juried Exhibition

Art Comes Alive 2012. Cincinnati, Ohio. ACA Gallery Award

National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2012, Honorable Mention

Global Novations Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, Nov 2012-Jan 2013 Group show “Familiar Places”

Handwright Gallery, New Canaan, CT, March 2013. Group Show “Life, Still; the Art of Preserving the Moment”

Art Comes Alive 2103. Cincinnati, Ohio. Floral Artist of the Year

Handwright Gallery, New Canaan, CT March 2014. Group Exhibition "Fruit, Flowers, Objects" 

Art Comes Alive 2014. Cincinnati, OH. District Gallery Award 

National Small Oil Painting Exhibition 2014

Viewpoint 46 National Juried Exhibition, Cincinnati, Ohio September, 2014

District Gallery "Transformation" Group Show, Knoxville TN October 2014

Aqueous USA Juried Exhibition November 2014

Handwright Gallery, New Canaan, CT November 2014 Group Exhibition