Contemporary artist Leslie Poteet Busker is an American abstract and figure artist. Influenced by her background in architectural interiors, Leslie integrates raw elements with  thoughtful emotions to create quiet, refined works that are versatile in both modern and traditional interiors.

Leslie received a degree in interior design from Virginia Tech in 1988, and her professional license in 1990. Post university, she joined Clark Tribble Harris and Li Architects, PA in Charlotte, NC as a commercial interior designer. Her project work included national corporate headquarters, banks, and law firms. After marrying her husband, Leslie retired from interior design, relocating to Charleston, SC. Years later, Leslie began her study of painting, establishing a studio in her residence.

Leslie’s love of architectural form, line, and texture continue to find their way into her artwork. She creates both large- and small-scale pieces, typically working with a limited palette of black, white, and gold. Her work can be found in public, private, and corporate collections across the country. 

Leslie and her husband have two grown children, and currently reside in Charlotte with their Portuguese Water Dog, Jed.

Artist Statement

Art, for me, is about discovering beauty in the simple and unexpected. My background as a designer serves as a catalyst spurring me to continue expressing form, line, and texture through new mediums. My abstract work centers on capturing moments of free-flowing experimentation, while my figure studies emphasize the contour of the figure, body language, and grace.

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