“Flagrance of Flamingos” Acrylic on Canvas. By Leslie Jeffery/Courtesy of the artist. The work will be featured at Ms. Jeffery’s solo show in Tampa at the TECO Public Art Gallery.
By Greg C. Truax, Publisher
The opening reception for a new exhibit by artist Leslie Jeffery is Thursday (March 8) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the TECO Public Art Gallery located at 702 N Franklin Street in Tampa.
“For The Birds,” a solo exhibition of 20 avian themed paintings by Ms. Jeffery, runs through April 30 at the downtown gallery which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Debra Radke, gallery curator, can be reached at email@example.com.
“For The Birds” artist statement by Ms. Jeffery
“I’ve long been fascinated with birds and their consistent demonstration of the continuum of life. Each species unique ‘function follows form’ physical characteristics determine how they find a mate, build their nests, find food, and care for and feed their young. Tiny hummingbird nests versus sprawling eagle nests, tiny thistle seed-eating finches to diving fish catching ospreys, dark black crows to bright red cardinals – all endlessly artistically inspiring to me.”
Artist Leslie Jeffery with her work “Breakthrough” from an earlier exhibition. Ms. Jeffery, primarily an abstract expressionist style painter, said she “returns often to an alternate oeuvre of birds and nests.”
See earlier AliveTampaBay coverage of artist Jeffery.