Leslie Hiatt is an artist and creative entrepreneur based in Tampa Bay, Florida. Born and raised in New York, Leslie moved here during her early teenage years where she grew and discovered her passion for creative expression. She involved herself in various artistic endeavors from a young age, from winning first place in her H.S. National Art Honors Society contest to participating in numerous musical theater productions. Her involvement in the arts ranged from set building, singing, and dancing to rehearsing for lines and acting for a lead role. Throughout her journey, Leslie's zest for creativity and artistic vision have continued to evolve, shaping her perspective and approach.
Leslie's talent was recognized early on when she was awarded a scholarship for her work on and off the stage from Creative Arts Unlimited. Years later she joined Creative Arts as an apprentice building art display for museums, libraries, and famous retail such as Disney, Macy's and the J.C Newman Cigar Factory in Ybor City. Her knowledge of woodworking and professional finishing techniques complements her work as an artist, providing her with skills and expertise that she incorporates into her creative practice.
Today, Leslie can be found in her studio where she thrives as an artist and dedicated lifelong learner. Her work has evolved over the years, but her love of experimentation and exploration remains constant. Leslie's artwork is exhibited locally and can be found in private collections across the country. She finds inspiration in nature, human emotions, and the rhythm of life itself. For Leslie, creative art is a way to express the profound beauty she sees in the world and connect with others through shared human experiences. Her studio provides her the solitude and focus she needs to pour herself into her work, weather she is painting, drawing, or experimenting with new mediums. Artmaking nourishes Leslie's soul and spirit, and she continues to learn and grow through the process.
Leslie's art style is characterized by heavy
mediums depicting majestic texture, fluid
lines, and a sense of movement.
She loves to experiment with different
mediums and techniques to create
pieces that are unique and expressive.
Leslie offers a range of services, including
commissioned pieces, custom framing,
and original works. She would love to
connect and discuss your vision!
Feel free to email or contact
her through social media!
Stay tuned for upcoming exhibits in 2023!
"Flora and Fauna"
Details coming soon!