Leslie Poteet Busker is an abstract and figure artist in Charlotte, NC. She holds a B.S. in Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management from Virginia Tech and spent ten years designing commercial and architectural interiors. Leslie retired from interior design to educate and rear her children, and upon their graduations she began pursuing art full-time. Currently, she is studying with Braitman Studio. She does both large- and small-scale pieces and her preferred media are acrylic and pen + ink. Leslie's work can be found in both public and private collections across the southeast.
My art, which always begins with the question 'what if?', is about finding joy and beauty in the simple and unexpected. I am inspired daily by the work of artists and designers from all disciplines - from classical art and architecture to fashion, music, and dance. My background in interior design sparked a desire not only to express color, texture, and movement through new mediums - canvas and paper, but also to capture moments of free-flowing experimentation. A perfectionist in most areas of my life, with art, I feel completely free to explore and experiment.