Next Artists' Open Studio:

Next tour starts 11/23/2018

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November 23, 24, 25 & December 1, 2 - 10:00am - 5pm
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Mary Leonard

Lady's Mantle Studio

(860) 508-8418
mleonard26@comcast.net

162 Anderson Rd.
Tolland, CT 06084

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Artists Open Studio Dates

November 24, 25, 26

Art and design have always been important to Mary.  She still recalls the intoxicating aromas and colors in that new box of childhood crayons and the joy at receiving a first place ribbon for a 3-dimensional valentine while in grade school.  She spent her career years earning a paycheck, but always felt a strong pull from her creative side.  During child rearing years she satisfied those yearnings by decorating her home and turning trash into treasures with her crafts and sewing.  But still there was more.  Approaching her mid-fifties she left her 9-5 job and began designing and selling her dried flower arrangements at craft shows around Connecticut, receiving many awards for her elaborate displays.  Finally, in 2005, she turned to oil painting.  Timidity, she realized, had been holding her back, but not any longer.  She took drawing classes, and a life drawing class at a community college followed by painting classes at local art leagues where she sought the advice and encouragement of other artists.  Since then she has received many awards for her work.  Mary invites you to visit her at her studio during Artists Open Studio or by appointment.