VOICES ON CANVAS

In this series, Leshay hopes to give a voice, bring awareness, and understanding to issues of domestic violence, abuse, sexism, poverty, dementia and aging, and their connections to emotional and psychological conditions. After she has drawn the figure, she applies acrylic paint, collage, pumice texture, modeling paste, artifacts, and materials, including fabric, wood, sculpted metal, wire, and twine to add layers and depth to the portraits.