North Carolina native Leslie Karpinski grew up in Winston-Salem. She attended East Carolina University and received her BFA and MFA in painting and drawing. Since 1983 she has produced work for many individual and private collections. Pursuing her love for painting—especially in water-based media—Karpinski plans to continue to explore her love and gift for creating.
“Very early in my life,” she said, “I knew I wanted to be an artist. Pencils, messy paint, canvas, inks, color, line, textures and much more were part of my early years.” For her, the canvas becomes a “playground, a moment of time for my self-expression,” as she described it.
She loves the outdoors, and that love is often reflected in her paintings. “Pathways, trees, blue-greens, skies and cloud patterns” spark her imagination. “My heart and soul yearn for this peaceful space,” she explained. “Nature in its purest form inspires me to create, while having deepest gratitude for such beauty. As an artist, my life is an exploration of freedom that can only be described as invigorating.”
Whether creating abstract or representational art, Karpinski hopes “to convey beauty, love, peace and that everything in this world belongs. All things are in a great big circle, which we call life.”
The public is invited to view Karpinski’s work now on display in the gallery at Senior Services. Her exhibit will run throughout the month of December and is available for viewing, free of charge, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM Monday through Friday. All of the pieces on display are available for purchase.