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Imagine the courage needed to abandon a 25-year career to follow your heart and become a painter.
Welcome to the world of Leisl Mott who made the break from corporate life 15 months ago and has since built an impressive CV, including as feature artist of the 2016 Downlands Art Exhibition being staged from September 9 to 11.
It was an en plein air oil workshop by contemporary landscape painter Luke Sciberras at Hill End that crystallised the change. “I loved the way Luke created not only his art but also a gorgeous way of life — there was beauty everywhere — from his studio in an 1800s stone church to the kitchen where he cooked all the meals for the group,” Leisl says. “That lifestyle isn’t about money — there was nothing stopping me from creating beauty except me. So I found a place to paint and just started.”…. To read more click here