I have been a working artist for 30 years.
I am committed to "honesty, sincerity, justice, and compassion". I need to party more.
Graduate of Cobalt Studios in White Lake NY,
Designed and created sets for Woodstock Youth Theater, Ulster Ballet, Rockland Country Day School
Executed sets for other desighners and theaters
September 2011 - September 2011
Drawing Class, basic and advanced students welcome, all ages, from 12 to still alive.
~Learn perspective, shading, composition, dimension and more.
~We are a supportive group of people, welcoming newcomers and enfolding them into the atmosphere of intellect and art. Our class is vigorous yet compassionate, and endorses the uniqueness and humanity of each student.
Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY
From September 2011
Analyzed colors, size of detail, and design of original floorcloth and reproduced it onto a mylar background to be used as a presentation tool.
From January 2010
January 1986 - January 1986
~Paintings, drawings & printmaking of profound psychological depth or lack there of.
~Teaching Drawing, privately and classes in Ellenville
~Commissioned projects include portraits of people, places and pets.
~Wide range of wall decoration projects.
Leslie bender Fine Art
Analyze and reproduce historical artwork on floors, ceilings, walls, and objects.
Historical Design and Faux Finish Reproduction
1. Original floorcloth, Main Hallway, Locust Lawn Museum, Gardiner, NY
2. Recreated original design as maquette, Locust Lawn
Mural artist for homes, businesses and churches
Floor Treatment, Dutchess County
All sorts of custom designed wall decoration, from children's rooms, restaurants, staff caricatures, trompe l'oile, floor designs
Theater, Puppet and Scenic Artist
Original Puppets, back drops and worked with theater companies as charge, originator or crew.
Qualifications & Certifications
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY New Paltz
Cobalt Studios, White Lake, NY
East Brunswick High School
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