This abstract piece was inspired from my nights boating, when we would dive off the side of the boat and float on our backs, watching the stars reflected in the water as if we were in outer space. The painting is oil, acrylic, collage, and graphite on cradled wood panel with finished aqua edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Leslie Morgan

Night Swimming

Oil, Acrylic, Collage, Graphite on wood

Signed on back

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 4 oz.



Leslie Morgan
Santa Cruz, California

Getting to Know Leslie

Leslie grew up in the desert and all the while lusted after the ocean. Her work is strongly influenced by her obsession with water and love of swimming. Nautical and aquatic motifs dominate her various series. To create her compositions, Leslie sources vintage photographs from libraries and museum stock collections to collage into her art. Her combination of photography and painting is intended to represent memories and emotions, respectively. Leslie brings together a wry humor, childlike joy, and an undertone of feminism to remind of us times past and offer us a roadmap for the future. Now a resident of San Francisco, Leslie is surrounded by water in her life and work.