Gardens Around the House by Leslie Fruman Mixed media: porcelain, wood & acrylic paint, 16 X12 inches
Leslie Fruman is a mixed-media artist. Primarily a ceramic artist, she became interested in abstract expressionism a few years ago while her pottery studio was being renovated. That led to experiments with acrylic painting on canvas and wood, and has moved on to include abstract paintings on ceramic canvases, using pottery glazes, and works that combine ceramic elements inside abstract paintings.
Leslie was a journalist and television producer for 30 years before taking up ceramics, first as a hobby and then as a full-time pursuit. She participated in dozens of juried craft shows before moving from Toronto to the County permanently in 2018, and establishing her studio on Morrison Point Road. She and her husband Keith Beaty, a photographer, were cottagers near Long Point for 20 years before the recent move to the Black River area.