Directory profile: Shelly Leitheiser
My art is a means of expressing ideas important to me in a way and using allegory to intrigue people. My painting themes have evolved to focus on environmental, animal and human subjects. I do portraits (people and animals) in acrylic and watercolor and I also like to focus on the wonders of the world, nature, and the environment. My paintings often reflect the chaos and calm of nature, and of the human psyche, through a combined use of realism and abstraction.
I also paint scenes of every day life, both real and imagined, sometimes merging past and potential futures. My inspirations are often science fiction, science and fantasy writing. I take chances in my art and feel that is part of artistic growth.
My website is http://www.leitworks.com. I am also part of an environmental art group called Universal Concepts Art and our site is at http://universalconceptsart.com. I welcome commissions for paintings of just about any subject, especially illustrative scenes and portraits.