Artist : Leslie Duke

Leslie Duke was recently recognized by Southwest Art magazine as one of the nation’s emerging artists in the magazine’s annual “21 Under 31” article. Quite an honor for any artist. Leslie is an illustrator turned fine artist. A deep love for color and texture is clearly visible in her still life paintings, as well as an enthusiasm for finding intrinsic beauty in seemingly simple subject matter. As part of her training, Leslie was fortunate to study with painter William Whitaker, as well as several professional illustrators. Currently she lives and works in Springville, Utah.