Thank you for a wonderful June Art Exhibit!


Photo of Leslie Anderson wearing a pink sweater, glasses, and smiling in front of images of her vibrant paintings



In 2002 my husband and I left our lives in high tech and bought a farm in Sedgwick, Maine on the Blue Hill Peninsula. I wanted to paint; he wanted
to be a flower farmer. Twenty years later, we are still married, still painting, and still farming. After three IPOs from my Boston startups, it was time for something new. Rather than attend formal art school, I found the best independent instructors I could and inhaled what they had to offer
beginning with watercolors, through acrylics and finally on to oils. I have learned from some of Maine’s best artists, including Louise Bourne, Philip Frey, Jon Imber, Tina Ingraham, and Colin Page. My subject is summer on the Blue Hill Peninsula where I paint en plein air in oils and watercolors. In my Portland winter studio, I work from summer sketches and cell-phone snaps to capture moments that are the essence of a Downeast summer. I also paint still life to maintain my skills in working from direct observation. In addition to my painting practice, I curate a small gallery in the lobby of
my Portland condominium building, which has honed my ability to select and present two-dimensional art and deepened my connection to the greater Maine art scene.
I welcome visitors to my studio located at Dan’s Flower Farm on Rt. 172 in Sedgwick.

I’m there most afternoons but call for an appointment to be sure.

8 Flower Farm Lane
Sedgwick ME 04676