This piece was inspired during a hot spell when we took the dogs down to the creek and all swam together.  The colors of the river rocks were brilliant and diverse.  The creek is part of a watershed area and is canopied by redwoods, oaks, and madrones. This painting is oil, acrylic, collage, and graphite on cradled wood panel with finished white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Leslie Morgan

Our Watershed

Oil, Acrylic, Collage, Graphite on wood

Signed on back

60" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
12 lbs. 6 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.