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Leisa Collins, artistWelcome to my website and gallery. My artistic inspiration goes beyond the studio and gallery walls. It is about getting across a message, an emotion and envisioning a brighter tomorrow.

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Leisa Collins Latest Art News


Opening of Art Exhibit for Emerging Artists

Art Show Opening Held in Conjunction with South Pasadena Arts Crawl The opening was a great success!  SPARC (South Pasadena Art Council) and Leisa Collins Art teamed up to hold this juied exhibition.  The work of 15 talented artists in now on display in my studio.  Here are some photos for you to enjoy. Look out for news regarding the show closing event in a week or two. Until next time. Leisa … Read More...

Art Exhibition

Exhibition for Emerging Artists of Los Angeles this Saturday!

Exhibition Opening to Coincide with South Pasadena Arts Crawl -- All Invited Come and check out some VERY interesting works from these talented artists. Hope to see you there! Cheers, Leisa … Read More...

4266 Woodleigh Lane, La Canada Susan Stein

My La Canada Flintridge, California, House Portraits

Watercolor Home Paintings -- New Series in La Canada Flintridge I am having such fun with my new series. The La Canada area has such an amazingly eclectic homes. Here are some of my favorites. As usual I am always looking to select a broad array of homes as my subjects.  As you can see from some of my first paintings below, La Canada has them all -- from a historic Tudor, an interesting Ranch style home to a gorgeous historic Spanish home. And here is a little about La Canada Flintridge taken from the Neighborhood Scout. Its a medium-sized city located in the state of California. … Read More...

One of the new South Pasadena Painting Series

Watercolors of Historic Buildings, Landscapes and More

Art Show at Kaldi's Cafe, South Pasadena This is where it is happening, this Sunday, February 9, between 1 - 4pm. Kaldi's Cafe is right in the heart of the historic district of South Pasadena.  The building that is now home to Kaldi's was one of the earliest banks in the area. I will have originals of my South Pasadena series and high quality (Giclee) prints on display as well as some other work. Feel free to stop by for coffee and enjoy that special Kaldi ambiance.  Plus it will be great to see you! Cheers, Leisa … Read More...

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Art Exhibition — Opportunity for Emerging Artists

SPARC Juried Exhibition Call for Entries  South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC), in partnership with Leisa Collins Art Studio announces a series of small-juried exhibitions for emerging artists during 2014. The first project, will not be thematic and is open to all subject matter and is scheduled for March 8 – March 29, 2014 at the Leisa Collins Art Studio, 812 Fremont Ave, loft 101, South Pasadena CA 91030. The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, March 8, 6-9 pm in conjunction with the South Pasadena Arts Crawl.  There will also be a special closing event on Saturday March 29th at … Read More...

Fair Oaks Painting Landscape commission painting

Commissioned Landscape Painting

Landscape Painting of South Pasadena Scene I was recently commissioned to paint this scene from an amazing photo that a client of mine took looking up Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena. You can see the intersection of Rollin Street and Fair Oaks Avenue in the foreground.  This photo was taken a couple of years ago after a cold snap which whitened the San Gabriel Mountains that loom up in the distance. The painting was a lot of fun.  It is a large one - 30 x 40 inches - that now hangs in a beautiful enclosed patio in South Pasadena.   It was a nice change creating a big acrylic painting … Read More...

Historic Mission and Meridian Street Intersection, South Pasadena

Historic Buildings of South Pasadena, CA

Historic Preservation Lives on Main Street, S0uth Pasadena The thing I love about South Pasadena is that it has always maintained a Small Town Atmosphere. By Southern California standards, South Pasadena’s 2010 estimated population of 24,904 qualifies it as a small town. The city’s boundaries have changed very little since its incorporation and today it encompasses approximately 3.4 square miles. The Mission and Meridian Street crossing -- which can be seen in my painting below, is where the Gold Line metro station pass through. With its historically preserved old buildings it is truly a … Read More...

leisa collins studio ribbon cutting

Official Ribbon Cutting for the Opening of My New South Pasadena Studio

On Wednesday, the 21st of August, I had the ribbon cutting of my new studio in South Pasadena. I was privileged to have the Mayor of South Pasadena Richard Schneider in attendance and who helped to cut the ribbon.  Annika Burman, a local artisan and representative of the  South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Barb Skoog, a local artist helped out, too. Just want to mention and thank Scott Feldmann,  the president of the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, and Bill Glazier, the editor of the South Pasadena Review weekly newspaper, for also attending. The really nice thing is that my … Read More...