Thank you Leslie for participating in this interview! To see more by Leslie please visit www.truespiritart.com and follow along with her on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to check out her Etsy shop too!
Give us some background on your artwork/shop/portfolio. What do you create?
Leslie: For the past 4 years, I have been busy working as an illustration artist selling my work online and in specialty stores throughout the world. My brand True Spirit Art, offers fine art prints, greeting cards and my self-published adult coloring book “Boho Soul.” My work is a combination of all hand-drawn pen illustrations, acrylic paintings and Photoshop editing.
How did you get to where you are now in your artistic career? What were some steps or benchmarks along the way?
How would you describe your artwork to someone who has never seen it? Is there a unifying element or theme that you believe ties your pieces together?
Leslie: My art is inspirational, reflecting the free-spirited, bohemian lifestyle we all dream of. I am always trying to pair together beautiful words and quotes with an illustration that inspires the soul. My pieces are colorful and weave together a mix of traditional design elements.
Where do you currently live? What influence has your location or previous locations had on your artwork and creative process?
What hobbies or projects do you have outside of your artwork? Do these influence what you create?
Leslie: When I am not drawing, I love knitting, embroidering, cooking, practicing yoga and exploring the beautiful outdoors wherever I live.
What advice would you give to someone trying to start a large-scale creative project or business?