Meet Leslie Frontz, AWS, NWS
Leslie Frontz was captivated by the transparency of watercolor painting at an early age. Her ongoing fascination with the medium prompted her to stay focused on watercolor while earning a bachelor’s and M.F.A. degree in studio art. Along the way, her progress has been guided by other instructors, including Bernard Evans and Ray Balkwill in Great Britain.
The artist is a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies as well as a founding member of Plein Air Carolina. Leslie is also the author of The Watercolor Course You’ve Always Wanted, a “how-to” book released in 2015 by Random House/Watson-Guptill. Her work has appeared in Watercolor Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor, and Artists and Illustrators. She shares a studio in Lexington, North Carolina with her husband, Harold, an oil painter, along with her rescued beagle.
Memberships and Awards
The artist is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, and she has won four awards from this illustrious group. Leslie is also a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Southern Watercolor Society . She belongs to Plein Air Carolina, an outdoor painting group.
Leslie is the author of The Watercolor Course You’ve Always Wanted, a book released August 2015 by Watson-Guptill/Tenspeed. An extensive article about Leslie’s work, titled "Studied Simplicity," appeared in Watercolor Artist (December, 2011). Her work has also been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Watercolor, and Artists & Illustrators. She has been recognized in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art, and Who’s Who in Art (in England). Her paintings are also featured in Tom Hoffmann’s recent book, Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium.