At only six years old, Lesley Koenig knew she was going to be an artist. A positive day spent with her watercolors led to an eventual design scholarship; Koenig studied at Parson’s, and earned several awards during her subsequent design and illustration career. A move to Southwestern Connecticut saw Koenig return to her painting. Her focus is a spontaneous process of abstract expressionism. Koenig also includes abstracted realism of land and sea as subject matter; as she is deeply touched by the extraordinary beauty of the CT gold coast. What we love about Lesley’s work is the fearlessness of it. There’s an energy and luminosity of her work that commands the attention; the eye is drawn and the intellect driven to inquiry. Pictured are two diptychs and a triptych being installed at Rockwell Art and Framing, Ridgefield. Her solo reception is August 11 and the exhibition will run through mid-September.
Koenig's land and sea abstract impressions are often the result of outdoor, or en plein air (French, meaning literally "in plain air") painting sessions. Koenig is in the midst of a busy exhibition cycle, with work hanging in several regional venues. Taken together, Lesley is achieving her primary reason for being an artist: to beautify and bring positive energy to living spaces.