Susan Leshnoff


I am a spiritual person. Ever since childhood I envision colors and shapes moving around in space when hearing music. Invisible music becomes visible. The invisible spiritual realm of my life becomes visible and active most easily through painting and while I paint.
When I work on subjects drawn from nature-- skies, landscape, water and earth are building blocks and a connection to my spiritual experience. Nature becomes a conduit—a spiritual passage—to a place of peace and beauty in and through my paintings. My observations of nature are transformed and abstracted as they pass through a spiritual lens and into a painting. I try to convey this sense of transcendent beauty. energy and peace to those who view my art.
The Genesis series explores the very real mystery of creation for me. The paintings are based on the biblical lines describing initial creation as unformed and void with darkness upon the face of the deep.
Through the process of painting I enter the mystery, visualizing the ineffable energy needed to create heaven and earth. Initial creation does not have much color—rather metallics, grays, blacks and blinks of light. Color emerges as life emerges.

2 pm, watercolor, 9" x 12"  SOLD 


Bushes, watercolor, 7.5" x 9.5"  SOLD  


Either / Or, watercolor, 10.5" x 13.5"  Available 


Pennsylvania Canal, watercolor, 10.5" x 13.5"  Available 


Wilderness, watercolor, 10.5" x 13.5"  Available 


Mellow Day, watercolor, 17" x 13.5"  Available 


Summer Shade, watercolor, 20" x 14"  SOLD  


Late Afternoon, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"  SOLD  


At Dusk, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"  Available 


Chorus of Trees, acrylic on canvas, 16" x 12"  Available 


Birch and Pine, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"  Available 


Southwest Moment, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 12"  Available 


Homage to Mountains, acrylic on wood panels (triptych), 10" x 30"  Available 


Sunlit Mountains, acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10"  Available 


Brewing Storm, acrylic on canvas, 50" x 36"  Available 


Southwest, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"  Available 

Maine Trees, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"  Available 


Spring Trees, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"  Available 


Going Through the Brush, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"  Available 


Red Fall, acrylic on canvas, 8" x 8"  Available 


On the Path, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16"  Available 


Reflection, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 24"  Available 


Sunny Day, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"  Available