THE WATERCOLOR CHEF Leslee Adams began painting in watercolor in 2002. A professional chef by trade, she was raised in the Palm Springs area. After earning her Pastry Diploma at The Ritz Escoffier in Paris in 1990, Leslee returned to California and worked as a pastry chef at The Ritz Huntington Hotel. As a chef she is known for creating table displays with an artist’s eye and has translated her vision into a passion for painting.
Leslee is an award-winning artist whose paintings dance with vibrant color. She first became known for her bright and distinctive watercolors of fresh food. She has branched out to paint local California and European landscapes, still lifes, and florals all with her bold, dramatic style.
Leslee exhibits widely and has shown and sold her work at juried shows throughout California and the Pacific Southwest. Many of her clients commission her to do custom pieces for their walls.
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