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Leslie Nan Moon

Linocuts & Mixed Media

Mad Tea Party   Mixed Media

I was born in 1972 in Philadelphia, PA. Always surrounded by art with my mother’s sculptures and father’s photography. My appreciation and need for art continued through my teenage years and ultimately brought me to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. It was there I received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking & Book Arts.

After graduating college in 1994 I was drawn to the beauty and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Soon after arriving in Seattle I had several group art shows in Seattle’s Pioneer Square District.

Time passes and life changes and after a several year semi-hiatus from art to raise my twins (my son Trevor has Autism) alongside my husband Scott, I returned to my other passion, printmaking. My work has been shown in numerous cafes and salons in the Seattle/Bellevue area as well as at Pratt Fine Arts Center and Kirkland Arts Center. Over the past year my work has been published in several national magazines.

I tend to work in series. Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz are my two favorite subject matters. In addition to these series I continue to work on my custom linocut pet portraits and other miscellaneous relief prints. Additionally, I have been working on mixed media pieces incorporating my linocuts with drawings and encaustic paintings.

As a parent of a child with Autism, Alice in Wonderland has deep hold on me, which is why I have been working on this series for a couple years now. It is said that Lewis Carroll himself was on the Autism Spectrum, possibly explaining the wonderful nonsense content of the story. Watching my son navigate through the world is a little like watching Alice. Sometimes he fits, sometimes he doesn’t. Sometimes he understands what others are saying and other times it makes no sense at all. Either way, I will be by his side, walking through Wonderland together.

As Picasso said,
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”.
I have a lot of dust, and therefore I make a lot of art!

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