This piece comes from my new series, Fish and Ladders. I challenged myself to create each piece with a fish and a ladder in it. This is a mixed media work made of acrylic paint, oil sticks, collage, and hand-drawn elements. The text reads, "Kindness, cruelty, depth, shallows, float, cold, choppy, mood altering, clear, undercurrents, gray, supported, moody, rough, flat, weightless." This painting is on a cradled wood panel with natural wood edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Leslie Morgan


acrylic paint, oil sticks, collage, and drawing on wood

Signed on back

18" h x 14" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 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.