about the artist
Leslie Fitzgerald is best known for paintings of Southern landscapes, particularly the Intracoastal Waterway, marshes, natural areas and other low-country scenes. She moved to Savannah, GA from the Northeast in 2000 and immediately fell in love with the beauty of the low country. From simple grasses along a path to the broad expanses of grasslands along the coast, she is inspired to capture the ever-changing seasons, colors. light, mood, and textures of the landscape. You might pass a scene or vista without taking particular note. Her paintings compel you to stop, look and, hopefully, to "feel" the presence of the space. A scene may incorporate hardscape--a bridge or gate--that grounds the landscape to an identifiable spot, but knowing the location is not essential to enjoying the view they frame. An easy, loose painterly style contributes to bringing this beauty to life in oil on canvas.
Beyond landscapes, she is also engaged by local scenes--a simple cottage down a country road...kids splashing in a fountain--and the architecture and historic sites so frequently encountered in Savannah.
About her work, she says that although she's inspired to paint by the sights and sounds of her surroundings, she is equally inspired simply by the discovery of the process. Winston Churchill said it well, "Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and color, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end, or almost to the end of the day."
Her work can be seen in the LAA/Sound View Gallery at The Landings Palmetto Club and here on her gallery pages.
Outside the studio, Leslie works with her husband in their business Savannah Business Sa. where they help local business owners, when they are ready, to sell their businesses.