Behind the Desk: Ms. Leslie Bowen

Q. If you weren’t teaching art, what would you be doing?
A. “If I wasn’t teaching, I would be spending more time in my studio doing my work.”

Q. Where do you look for inspiration?
A. “Travel has always been something that I have drawn not inspiration but energy from. Going to museums in Paris and school there for a summer, Vienna, Summer Academy in Salzburg, extended stays in places. I visit New York regularly and it is always an inspirational shot in the arm to visit many of the galleries and museums I have come to love. It’s more about the energy I draw from these places than inspiration, that really comes from within me; I don’t really need to look for it. I also used to scuba dive quite a bit and have always loved being near the ocean, it has a very relaxing regenerative effect on me.”
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