Leslie M. Cross -- Watercolorist
To find inspirations for my paintings, I walk into the outdoors and cast a visual net about myself. Through sketches and photography, I gather images of stark contrasts, intimate details, elemental structures, and intriguing "stories" left behind by the daily passings of humans, other animals, and the forces of nature. For, me, expressing what I have seen, using paint, brushes, and paper, is a spiritual and meditative experience.