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Black Friday Sales through Nov 29th! 

Hello everyone!  

I am offering a Black Friday discount through Nov 29th. Just enter BLACKFRIDAY15 at checkout to receive 15% off of your item!  

If you are a part of my mailing list you would have received an email that gives you an additional discount that runs through Jan 3rd (if you haven't received it please check your spam mail)  If you are not a mailing list member, sign up now and I will send you the discount code for a total of 20% off that runs through Jan 3rd. 

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays! 

New Show in Houston Texas!  

Hello everyone! 

I know it's been some time since I have posted here.  There have been lots of things changing.  Events being canceled or postponed,  lots of commission work and new pieces that have been added.  Whew!  

One thing on the horizon that I am extremely excited about is the upcoming show 'Happy Distraction' with the very talented Fletcher Stafford on Oct 7th at the Mid Main Gallery in Midtown Houston.  I hope all you locals can make it out it's going to be a fun evening. But even if you don't live in Houston you can participate in the gallery showing and purchase pieces. My work is slightly discounted and you would have to pay for shipping to your home if you are not local.  If you would like more information and photos of items etc... you can contact myself at leslie@ldehavenfinearts.com or Laurie Mills at lauriemills@me.com 

Below is the press release for the show! 

Mid Main Lofts 

Duration: 3 hr 

Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook 

Fletcher Stafford and Leslie DeHaven: "Happy Distraction" 
October 7 through November 21, 2021 
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6 to 9 pm 

Mid Main proudly presents Fletcher Stafford and Leslie DeHaven in their joint exhibition "Happy Distraction". This show highlights both artists individually as they come together and find similarities in their approach towards life reflected in their artwork. Mid Main is excited to welcome back Fletcher for the third time since his previous show in 2020 and also showcase Leslie’s work for her debut in the gallery space. Come celebrate the opening in conjunction with Mid Main’s First Thursday event on October 7, 2021 from 6 to 9 pm benefitting Second Servings Houston. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the gallery. 

Fletcher Stafford, a native Houstonian, first showed in the Mid Main Gallery in 2019 with the HISD Visual Art Teacher Exhibition and then returned for a solo show Innocent Fascination in 2020. If asked, Fletcher will say he has been making art for as long as he can remember. As a child, he would get lost in his own little world when given a paper and pencil. His grandmother and parents encouraged his pursuit as an artist at a very early age and gave him a life-long joy for creating. Over the past 22 years, Fletcher has evolved as an artist and participated in many exhibitions around Houston. His free approach to creating is truly reflected in the colorful and whimsical aspects of his artwork and specifically his painting. In addition to being an artist, Fletcher is a devoted husband, a father of two boys and a beloved elementary art educator. He also enjoys expressing himself in other artistic mediums as both a poet and a musician. 

Leslie DeHaven shares a similar background as Fletcher, in that she is also a “born artist”. As a child growing up in the Southern Puget Sound, she was heavily involved in photography and learned the art of dark room film development. After receiving several awards in photography contests, Leslie branched out into painting murals and working with ceramics. 

As a musician, Leslie performed percussion and woodwinds with bands around the Santa Cruz, CA area, which segued into a career as an artist and tour management. Touring 46 states and 6 countries around the world broadened her scope and introduced her to local cultures and art wherever she visited. Since the pandemic, Leslie has channeled her creativity toward new mediums as an artist, including painting with acrylics on canvas. Leslie’s abstract paintings speak to people’s emotions and sensitivities through her own reawakening of creativity. 

The opening reception on October 7, 2021 is free and open to the public. All other visits are by appointment only. Please contact Laurie Mills at 713.385.6693 or lauriemills@me.com to schedule a visit or for more information about the exhibition.

Rockport Art Show and new pieces in the store!  

Hello everyone! 

It's been a little while since I have updated things here. I have been getting ready for a number of art festivals and trying to produce a good sized body of work.  I had my first show at the Rockport Art Festival over the 4th of July weekend.  It was a great show with a number of very talented artists.  I met a number of people and received a huge amount of feedback from visitors. The main comments I received were about how much they loved my colors, composition and how unique my work is. This being my first show I was very happy to hear feedback in real time face to face with people. Especially since I've started this journey through the pandemic and everything started virtually. 

My next show will be a local one in Houston.  White Linen Night at First Saturday Art Market on 19th Street in the heights August 7th from 6pm -10pm!  This will be my first local show so I hope to see some of you there who are in the area! 

Now on to the exciting part, New Work! 

Just a quick note.  All prices include the cost of shipping as well as sales tax (for Texas it's 8.2%).  All items listed below can be found in the store either under Original Works or Fluid Art.  

Oceanview- 24x48 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas with Silver Gilded edges 

Playa Mix Tape - 24x36 Acrylic on Gallery Stretched Canvas 

Topsy-Turvy- 20x30 Acrylic on Gallery Stretched Canvas 

Up From the Ashes- 20x30 Acrylic on Gallery Stretched Canvas with Rose Gold Edges 

Fluid Art Pieces added 

20x20 Ocean Wave                                                                                                              

20x20 Tide Pool 

I hope you enjoy the work! Thank you again for all the kind words and support. It is as always, very much appreciated. I hope to see all you Houstonians out at White Linen Night August 7th in the Heights! 

-L

New items in the store!  

Just updated the store and removed sold pieces and added new and available pieces.  All sold items will be added to my previously sold page for later viewing or reference for commission work.  

Items added!

30x40 Tron

30x40 Living on the Grid

20x30 Space Invaders (Sci Fi nerd alert!) 

set of (3) 11x14 Technicolor Forest series #5

Remember that all pricing includes the cost of shipping and if you are a mailing list member you get another 15% off!  Also Free delivery is available in Houston, Texas! 

 

Thank you so much!!! 

LD

 

New editions to the Technicolor Forest series coming up next week!  

Hello!  I wanted to make you all aware that I will be adding a few more pieces to the Technicolor Forest series next week!  

A 30x40 gallery stretched canvas as well as a set of (3) 11x14 gallery stretch canvas pieces.  These will be available on the store next week!  Email me if you are interested in any of the items leslie@ldehavenfineart.com  

Thank you! 

Midtown Art in the Park on April 3rd!  

I am super excited to announce that I’ll be a featured vendor at this year’s Art in the Park. You can support me and other local artists by #shoppingsmall on April 3rd at 10am. Thank you to #midtownHOU for supporting local artists. For more information follow this link 

The addition of a new series ' Technicolor Forest'! 

I am starting a new series by the name of Technicolor Forest.  This series is a Mid Century Modern vibe with bright bold colors and sharp lines. It's a step away from what I have been doing previously.  I like to work with unconventional tools and made this with squeegees and painters tape!  

This piece is a 30x40 gallery canvas. It is currently drying and will be added to the store once it is cured and sealed which should be about 3 weeks.  

I hope you all like this new bold direction!  

Fire Unleashed 

Finished another Commission piece.  'Fire Unleashed' was created using a "pour" technique.  I used magenta, red, yellow, a pearl tangerine, turquoise and a touch of silver.  It's a 20x30 gallery canvas.  This one will be going to its forever home early March! 

New Products on the way!  

I recently sold out of all of my 11x14 pieces (not a bad problem to have.  And thank you to those who purchased those items!).  I will be working on getting a couple of different series of 11x14's in the next couple of weeks.  I will also have a run of small 8x8 gallery canvas pieces coming through as well. 

Please keep checking back to see the updated inventory!