Transitions

Like any good citizen of the world, I wish for peace and prosperity for all. But… for the past few years I have been responding in my paintings to the heightened geo-political tensions here and abroad. I see Danger. I see Hope. Then I see THE TRANSITION back and forth.

"To the casual observer, the work of Leslie Neumann evokes a distinctive paradox. It is both passionate and soothing, powerful and disarming, apocalyptic and transcendent, predictable with an element of surprise. It's a dichotomy of sensations from an artist intent on peering into nature's soul." Lara Bradburn, Tampa Tribune

Red Tide
Cosmic

Red Tide

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
45" x 60"
Waiting for Eight Bells
Cosmic

Waiting for Eight Bells

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
45" x 60"
Sold
New Horizons
Cosmic

New Horizons

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
45" x 60"
On the Threshold
Cosmic

On the Threshold

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
45" x 60"
Sold
Squall
Wetlands

Squall

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
45" x 60"
Sold
Leslie with Squall
Wetlands

Leslie with Squall

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
45" x 60"
Sold
Winds of Change
Cosmic

Winds of Change

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
45" x 60"
Sold
Angle of Re-Entry
Cosmic

Angle of Re-Entry

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
36" x 48"
Tribute
Cosmic

Tribute

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
37" x 45"
Sold
Wetlands

I moved from New York City, population 8 million, to Aripeka, Florida, a small fishing village with 397 people on the Gulf of Mexico. My home and studio are surrounded by more than 14,000 acres of coastal wilderness. All of this beauty has inspired and influenced me as an artist. Every day I’m engaged by its raw, primitive energy.

I'm a landscape painter, but "landscape" is a loosely applied word; what I end up with is hardly any commonplace landscape.

"Aripeka resident Leslie Neumann is dedicated to preserving Florida’s wetlands, but the wetlands are scarcely recognizable in her color-infused paintings. Instead, they become places inhabited by sorcerers, where swamp grass erupts in flames that appear to have been started by supernatural forces." — Joanne Milani, Sarasota Herald

Precursors
wetlands

Precursors

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
45" x 37"
Reflections 49 (Blue Passage)
Wetlands

Reflections 49 (Blue Passage)

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
16" x 20"
Reflections 48 (Two Blazes)
Wetlands

Reflections 48 (Two Blazes)

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
24" x 32"
Wellspring
Wetlands

Wellspring

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
44" x 36"
Sold
Fiery Marsh
Wetlands

Fiery Marsh

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
36" x 44"
Blazing Heart
Wetlands

Blazing Heart

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
45" x 32"
Leslie with Passion Renewed and Wellspring
Wetlands

Leslie with Passion Renewed and Wellspring

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
Passion Renewed
Wetlands

Passion Renewed

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
45" x 60"
Sold
Passion Renewed in Firebirds Grill in Charlotte
Wetlands

Passion Renewed in Firebirds Grill in Charlotte

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
Watery Cave
Wetlands

Watery Cave

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
60" x 45"
Sold
Beauty Deep Within
Wetlands

Beauty Deep Within

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
60" x 45"
Sold
Fateful, Faithful
Wetlands

Fateful, Faithful

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
60" x 45"
Sold
Reflections #23 Giant (Desire)
Wetlands

Reflections #23 Giant (Desire)

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
45" x 60"
Garden Unearthly Delights
Wetlands

Garden Unearthly Delights

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
48" x 64"
Reflections #36
Wetlands

Reflections #36

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
20" x 16"
Reflections #54
Wetlands

Reflections #54

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
10" x 8"
Reflections #51
Wetlands

Reflections #51

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
10" x 8"
SOLD
Reflections #55
Wetlands

Reflections #55

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
10" x 8"
Reflections #58
Wetlands

Reflections #58

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
12" x 16"
Reflections #52 (Sea Fog)
Wetlands

Reflections #52 (Sea Fog)

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
24" x 52"
Reflections #56
Wetlands

Reflections #56

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
12" x 16"
Reflections #28
Wetlands

Reflections #28

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
16" x 20"
Cascade
Wetlands

Cascade

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
24" x 52"
Reflections #42, marsh bank
Wetlands

Reflections #42, marsh bank

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
24" x 18"
Sun Forest #1
Wetlands

Sun Forest #1

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
10" x 8"
SOLD
Sun Forest #2
Wetlands

Sun Forest #2

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
20" x 16"
SOLD
Sun Forest #3
Wetlands

Sun Forest #3

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
8" x 10"
SOLD
Sun Forest #4
Wetlands

Sun Forest #4

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
16" x 20"
Sun Forest #5
Wetlands

Sun Forest #5

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
12" x 16"
Sun Forest #6
Wetlands

Sun Forest #6

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
10" x 8"
Sun Forest #7
Wetlands

Sun Forest #7

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
11" x 14"
Sun Forest #8
Wetlands

Sun Forest #8

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
12" x 16"
Leslie with Reflections #23
Wetlands

Leslie with Reflections #23

Oil and Encaustic on Panel
60" x 45"