Leslie Hoops-Wallace's Gallery
To paint what I find interesting!
Since moving to Bonaire Georgia (2000) I have been a Free Lance Artist. I have two illustrations in the Macon Sketch book, and Illustrated the Book ‘Bullmina the Courageous Bulldog’: http://www.bullmina.com
I am also working on illustrations in two other books, one being a sequel to the Bullmina book. I also do Wildlife paintings, and Pet Portraiture.
I am very active in the Fine Art Society of Middle Georgia, and am a past president.
I am an Art instructor, at the Arts and Crafts Center on Robins AFB in Warner Robins, Teaching watercolor, drawing, and acrylic. I also teach at the Byron Visitors Gallery, and the Butler Brown Gallery.
I enjoy painting animals, and in the mid eighties,(while in Antioch, California) and most of the nineties (While in San Antonio, Texas) worked in animal hospitals as a veterinarians assistant, and receptionist. While there I got to study the animal muscle structure, mostly of cats and dogs, and some birds; but horses are my favorite to paint. I use to own horses, until I went to college,(1983-1986 Academy Of Arts College, San Francisco, CA BFA in Illustration.) and did not have time for them. My favorite class during college was the location drawing with Bill Shields. We went all over San Francisco drawing in a sketch book with an ink pen. That will build your confidence in drawing! Now most of my time is spent with my family. I have two boys and they both enjoy drawing. My husband works also at Robins AFB. I now enjoy teaching, painting animal portraits, and illustrating.