Hello there, I'm Leisha Scott!
A contemporary abstract mixed media artist from The Big Apple with a passion for the creative world since I was a little girl. One of my childhood friends knew me as the girl who brought her bead set to school to make bracelets. Whether I was designing doll clothes, doodling pictures to hang on a collage wall, painting, or making jewelry, the one thing I turned to that made me feel more myself than anything was always art and creativity. I'm still not sure if I should blame Lisa Frank or Bob Ross, probably both!
Moving to Charlotte, NC in 2015 was a game changer for me and definitely influenced my art with introducing a more southern aesthetic. Having always been drawn to bold patterns and contrasting colors I found myself starting to fall in love with the simple, subtle and complementary as well. Painting completely intuitively my work usually includes brighter colors both soft and bold with lots of texture. Oh and lets not forget my love for gold finishing touches and some shine!
Art is an EXPERIENCE
When creating there is a whole mood that is set, a vibe that is taking place. Candles, warm lighting, sunlight and yes I use candles even in the brightest of days, and the MVP of it all- Music! You can usually catch me listening to anything that makes me feel in my core and my deepest of places- a little Daniel Caesar, H.E.R., James Arthur, or Lauren Daigle to name a few. During finishing touches I party it up with something lively, reggae or Jay Z could very well be my jammie jam! During paint and sips that I host I bring that same energy and atmosphere. Creating will take the place of whatever the mind needs at that moment- inspiration, fun, silence, tears, release, sometimes a little of each.
What do I do when I'm not making art?
Enjoy time with my family. I know, cliché but so true! Spending time with my husband, Charles, and our children are at the top of my list. We are a blended family and have a pack of boys and one little princess. Together we enjoy being out in nature, board games, movie nights, good food, and local travels. Alone, I enjoy gardening, flower shopping, working in my planner, visiting coffee shops, and listening to a good word from Pastor Madu of Social Dallas.
Welcome to my little world of art and shine!