Leslie Ober is an award-winning Indiana artist who enjoys playing with and exploring many different mediums. While she enjoys a wide variety of subject matter, she is most alive when creating colorful, abstract pieces. Using bright colors, and bold shapes and lines, she evokes movement and emotion in her work. She is also a fine art photographer, specializing in newborn and child portraiture. Leslie has a degree in education from Indiana University and has been homeschooling her six children for over 12 years. She is a natural teacher, who delights in sharing her work and process with those around her. Leslie is also a writer and looks forward to publishing children’s books when the time is right. She believes that every person is made in the image of God, who created them, and therefore every human is a creative being. Her passion is to encourage others to awaken and pursue their own creativity. Whether it’s in the form of artistic exploration, cooking an amazing meal, tending a beautiful garden, constructing a perfectly functioning spreadsheet, flawlessly directing a group of individuals, or a myriad of other avenues, we are all uniquely creative.
One of her favorite quotes by George Bernard Shaw states, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” Her goal in life is to never stop playing, exploring, or creating and to encourage others along the way.