Leslie Hartnett~ Guest Artist
Leslie Hartnett lives and works on Block Island in the spring, summer and fall months and in Pietrasanta, Italy during the winter months. She and her sculptor husband, Sean Hartnett, have been working artistically in Italy since 1970. For the past 20 years Leslie has been working almost exclusively with clay and has created many terracotta majolica reliefs as well as large serving platters. These works have been very popular and can be seen in homes all over Block Island.
The oil paintings of birds being shown at the Spring Street Gallery were inspired by her recent travels in South Africa and Namibia, as well as by the photographs of the wildlife photographer Gerard Closset.