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Artist Statement

Rona Lesser is an artist and art educator who has been painting and drawing for over 30 years.  Her work has been shown in juried shows and galleries in the Houston, Texas area and also in N.Y., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Springfield, Missouri. As a member of the Colorado Women’s Caucus for Art chapter she has shown in exhibits in the Denver, Colorado area.


She is a longtime member of the National Women’s Caucus for Art.   She currently serves as S.W regional chair on the WCA national board.  In addition, she is an active art educator, having taught art after school and summer workshops for over 20 years for a Houston, TX and as a visiting artist for several nonprofit organizations. 

Looking at our world with wonder, whether it is figurative, or landscape inspires all of my artwork. Painting and drawing become a form of meditation for me.

I originally fell in love with drawing people, and through my figure work try and capture human emotions.

I have always felt a spiritual connection when out in nature and want to share that connection with others through my portrayal of sites I have visited.  My paintings come from either a photo I have taken or plein aire on site work. The paintings are not to be reproductions of photographs but are meant to capture the atmosphere of the sites.   

I recently have been focusing on working in watercolor as I love the luminosity and the ability to layer colors to create effects. I also work in acrylic and pastel, with an occasional monotype print, deciding on the media based on the subject matter. I am also available for commissions from others’ travel or pet photos. 

Rona Lesser

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