Haunting Portraits by Leslie Ann O’Dell

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Leslie Ann O’Dell is a self-taugh artist from Colorado. She works in more than one methods, more prominent being photography and digital technology.

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In a recent interview she explained why she remained a, obviously great, self-taught artist. “I am self-taught, but at one point I did I try art school. Only lasted a year, just wasn’t for me. I could never really follow rules or deadlines . . .“. From then on her ideas come from “[…] my imagination. I definitely feel influenced or pushed to create after some authors.Anne Rice when I was younger . . . . Not the characters she created, but the atmosphere.

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Her work is elegant and at the same time vibrant. She uses pale colours in general with some strong, sharp colours such as black or red. Enjoy.

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