117 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Leslie Peebles is an ardent environmentalist and naturalist who connects her audience to the flora and fauna of Florida. Florida's vanishing wilderness, from the Everglades to Okefenokee Swamp, has become a big source of inspiration for Leslie's work. Her primary medium is printmaking; wood-cut and lino-cut relief print, letterpress and collagraph. Carved blocks, cast letters and sealed collages are inked and “impressed” into paper on an etching press or a letterpress machine. Color is added with watercolor, encaustic medium, or through reduction and/or multi-block printmaking. Some pieces are applied to gessoed wood panels and encaustic medium applied.