We see the world as we are. The Stones were farmers who have lived in the rural South since before the American Revolution. Farm life gives you respect for hard work and faith in better days; it carves out character and instills principles that are passed from generation to generation. Sharing what you have with your neighbors—food, clothing, craftsmanship—is how you become self-actualized.
In life and art, Leslie is driven by two things: clarity and possibility. The beauty of order is exemplified in her graphic design through grids, squares, and clean lines. Complicated content is eloquently transparent with her use of negative space and repeating patterns. The naturally vibrant colors in her paintings and drawings denote a confidence that new things—unimagined things—are happening all around us. The squares become windows of opportunity.
Leslie Love Stone is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer with nearly 30 years of experience in marketing, communications, strategic planning, operations management, training, personnel management, banking and finance, and information technology. Most recently, Leslie was a senior vice president for Mid-State Bank & Trust (now Rabobank, N.A.) and responsible for its statewide advertising, communications, and market research.
Leslie received her MBA from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with concentrations in marketing and international business, and her bachelor of science degree in finance and economics from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery said that "No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born." Leslie has had an extremely successful career in marketing and communications, but has always known that someday she would return to art. Leslie keeps a blog, Slowly Born, to share information about her projects, discuss interesting art topics, and record her birth as an artist. Check it out—dialogue welcome!
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