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Leslee Ortega

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About LesleeOrtegaArt

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A little bit about me😊

It's such a joy to have Art be my world after working in sales, marketing and advertising in technology and software for many years.

Every day is a delight in the studio! There I combine my love of form, color and painting in my work with contemporary pet and animal portraits, and increasingly other subjects. Pets and animals are a wonderful way to make meaningful connections with people as I explore and refine my artistic journey.

I grew up in Portland, Oregon where I graduated with a BS in Business. After I flipped the tassel from one side to another, I got in my convertible VW and drove to sunny California, having grown weary of the gray and wet Pacific Northwest. For 17 years I worked in the tech industry, mostly for Hewlett Packard, and then moved on to sell marketing programs in the Word-of-Mouth Marketing world. This role included immersion in advertising, social media and branding strategies, working with companies in the Fortune 1000. Somewhere in there I got married and had three children💕

One day I looked in the mirror and wondered when I'd get around to pursuing my true passion of becoming an artist and designer? Energized by this realization, I started studies at Mission Renaissance Fine Art Studio. This three year process provided me with a thorough grounding in fine art skills. I also took classes at the Interior Designer’s Institute + UCLA Extension.

When an unexpected move from Southern California to McKinney, Texas happened in 2015, I earnestly began to pursue my goal of making art my business. McKinney is alive with artists and creative energy! I’m a Chamber of Commerce Member, involved with the McKinney Creative Community, The Art Club of McKinney, Jump into Art School, and the McKinney Art Studio Tour.

I really enjoy sharing my creative talents with others through volunteer work at Dwell with Dignity (www.dwellwithdignity.org) and other local organizations.

My work can be found at The Cove in McKinney, and on Facebook and Instagram as LesleeOrtegaArt.

Come along on my journey...!


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