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. After ten years designing commercial and architectural interiors, Leslie retired to educate and raise her children, and she began pursuing art full-time upon their graduations. Leslie creates both large- and small-scale pieces that are minimal, yet edgy, typically working with a limited palette of blacks and whites with gold leaf. Her preferred media are oil, acrylic, and pen + ink. Leslie's work can be found in both public and private collections across the southeast.
My art is about discovering joy and beauty in the simple and unexpected. I am inspired by the work of artists and designers from all disciplines - from classical art and architecture to style, music, and dance. My background in design sparked a desire not only to express color, texture, and movement through new mediums - canvas and paper, but also to capture moments of experimentation. Although a perfectionist, with art, I feel completely free to explore.