"In early February 2021, the bleakness of winter got to the New York City based artist Leslie Kerby. She decided to reach out to friends near and far, as she had done during lockdown, this time asking them to send photos of the places around their house where they were able to find some solitude. She contacted everyone individually which opened up possibilities for longed for exchange. To her delight she received many beautiful photos. It took her a couple of days to figure out how she would paint from them. Ultimately, she decided on watercolor, acrylic and mixed media collage on vellum, which enabled painting on both sides, while letting the light in. 'It was a gift to visit with everyone in their home.
A testament to the value of human connection,' she says."
--ArtSpiel blog: https://artspiel.org/leslie-kerby-happy-place-project/
"This is where I like to sit, it gets beautiful southern sun in the daytime and it feels secluded in the evening."
All images ©2023 Leslie C Kerby