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Lesley Koenig’s adventures in the art world most certainly go back earlier than her first memory of getting a watercolor set. A six year old completely immersed in painting for the entire day without a break announced to the world that art was her calling.
Winning a scholarship in a competition turned Koenig’s concentration to fashion. She attended Parson’s School of Design and became an award winning clothing designer and illustrator traveling to Europe and Asia. The daily interactions of developing collections instilled Koenig with a keen sense of color, line, proportion and composition.
After moving out of her native New York to Southwestern Connecticut to raise a family, Koenig renewed her artistic passion for drawing and painting. She focuses on abstract expressionism, including abstract seascapes and abstract landscapes. Although she works spontaneously, her years in design is an integral component of her instinctive process.
As well as participating in all of the major art walks from Greenwich to New Haven and beyond, Koenig’s work has been juried into national and regional solo and group shows in corporations, galleries and museums. Currently, she maintains a studio in The American Fabrics Arts Building in Bridgeport. She is a juried member of The National Association of Women Artists and sells her paintings internationally.