Abstract, Figurative, Still Life, and Landscape Painter Leslie Oberdorfer

About Leslie Oberdorfer

Leslie Oberdorfer’s paintings exhibit an abundant use of color, ranging from brilliant hues to softly modeled warm tones. She moves easily between abstract and representational images and uses traditional materials including oil, pastel, acrylic, and charcoal, often combining them to create rich texture within her work. She probes the physical nature of her subject to also reveal its emotional content. Oberdorfer continues to investigate common shapes shared by the human figure and other natural forms. She interprets and manipulates the objects and space in her compositions to reflect her personal imagination, producing dynamic paintings.

Oberdorfer’s paintings have been exhibited in Washington, DC, Louisiana, Maryland, and Virginia. Her work hangs in personal collections throughout the country. 

Recent Exhibits

2014 Fathom Gallery, Washington, DC Private Event
2012 Bethesda Writer’s Center, Bethesda, MD

2011 Christ Church, Washington, DC
2004 Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC
2003 Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
2002 Neurofibromatosis Foundation, Charlottesville, VA.
2001 Artist’s Museum, Washington, D.C.
1997 Artists’ Museum, Washington, D.C.
1997 Columbia Street Gallery, Covington, Louisiana
1996 Columbia Street Gallery, Covington, Louisiana
1995 Somebodies Salon, Washington, D.C., featured artist, “The Female Figure”
1995 Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, Maryland, “Contemporary Views of the Figure”
1995 Foundry Gallery, Washington, D.C., Winter Juried Exhibition (1/27-2/12), curated by Sam Gilliam

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