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January 11, 2019-February 28, 2019
Art Inspired by African Masks by Leslie Anne Hansley
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Hello! I was born in Jamaica, moved to the US in 1981 and settled in Silver Spring. In my previous lives I was a computer programmer, garment manufacturer, and accountant. Now that I am retired, I decided to fulfill a long-time wish. I have always been fascinated by African Masks. My husband traveled to Africa many times and always brought home paintings and masks.

In early 2018, I decided to paint images of African masks on canvas but to add my own twist. I have no formal artistic training and I have never painted before except at Sip and Paint wine events where I did more sipping than painting.

My ancestors used crude tools to make their masks which were often a bit imperfect but yet so very beautiful. I like that my art does not require precision and symmetry and is therefore a reflection of my personality. At this stage in my life, I hate being conventional. 

My art gives me a feeling of warmth and joy that I hope you will share with me.
“Walk Good My Friend” (Jamaican saying for good bye and be safe until I see you again)
Leslie Anne Hansley
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