In the Audubon Tradition Exhibition
About Leslie N Sinclair
Wildlife artist Leslie N Sinclair was born in Detroit MI, raised in the big city, spending some of her summers on the family farm in Ontario, Canada. She currently resides in the Sonoran desert of Tucson, Arizona. She has worked in the field of commercial art as an art director in Los Angeles and Tucson, and later as an instructor at the Art Center Design College in Tucson.
Later she returned to her first love, fine art. She joined the Southern Arizona Watercolor
She was also juried into the Contemporary Artist of Southern Arizona and served for two years on the board as program chair.
Additionally, she has attended the Susan K Black Foundation’s workshop in Dubois, Wyoming, where she met some of the top Western and Wildlife artists and enjoyed their generous sharing of knowledge and experiences.
In 2014, she was juried into the elite group of wildlife artists known as the Society of Animal Artists.
Sinclair is also a nature photographer, collecting reference material for her paintings. This spring, she spent two weeks photographing Resplendent Quetzal,
Watercolor on 300lb paper
14 x 21.5
This painting is of a juvenile Tricolored Heron that was swept off course during a Tucson monsoon storm and ended up in a drainage pond. This species is not normally found in Tucson. I was moved by the beautiful colors of its