Leslie Lillien Levy is an award-winning painter who specializes in still life and accepts portrait commissions. Working in pastels or oils, her style is representational.
Her work has been exhibited and won awards in numerous national and regional juried shows including: Academic Artists Association (Best in Show 1999), Allied Artists of America, American Artists Processional League, Audubon Artists, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Connecticut Pastel Society, Connecticut Women Artists, Mattatuck Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Oil Painters of America, Pastel Society of America, Rye Arts Center and Salmagundi Non-Members Open.
Her pastel still life painting will be featured in the 2004 Pastel Journal “Pastel 100.” Two other pastel still life paintings of hers were distinguished in the 2003 Pastel Journal “Pastel 100.” A portrait she painted was a finalist in The Artist Magazine’s 1999 Annual Art Competition. Her paintings can be found in many private collections, as well.
She has participated in numerous group and solo shows including: a solo show at the Kent Memorial Library, 2003; a two-man show, 2003 and a three-woman show, 2000 at PS Gallery, Litchfield, CT; a one-woman show at the James Beard Foundation, New York, NY, 2000; a group show “Women Artists of Litchfield County,” Glass Mountain Gallery, Bantam, CT, 1999; a one-woman show at the Silas Bronson Library Gallery, Waterbury, CT, 1999.</p>
Levy is active in several art organizations, currently serving on the Board of the Connecticut Pastel Society. She holds Signature Memberships in the Pastel Society of America and the Connecticut Pastel Society. A full artist member of Allied Artists of America, she is a member of the Alumni Advisory Council to her alma mater Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore where she received her BFA. Levy was a member of the Board of Control of the world-renowned Art Students League of New York.
Levy resides in Kent, CT with her husband, Richard. She paints in her studio adjacent to her home where she also teaches pastel and oil painting in still life and portraiture.