New Woods works at Skidompha

Aug 08, 2017
“Power Serve” is among the sports-inspired acrylics by Leslie Woods of Montville on view in Damariscotta.

Damariscotta — Sport art by Leslie Woods of Montville is on display through August in the downtown Skidompha Library.

Woods paints 10 sports featuring male and female figures. The energy of the sport action is evoked by carefully crafted geometry and color choices.

"Composition, design and attitude come first," Woods said. "I paint sport because bodies are meant to move and I love the patterns and rhythms of figures. For example, I played tennis, which a collector requested, but I needed to find how I express it."

Woods studied art at the universities of New Hampshire and Maine and at Waterfall Arts in Belfast. She has studied with Maine artists Kris Engman, Deb Arter and Tom Curry. Three years ago, she began entering juried shows and winning awards. Her work has been included in the statewide Maine Open Juried Art Show in Waterville and the Boothbay Region Art Show. Her work is frequently displayed at River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta.

Woods said she loves libraries and belongs to three. She will donate 20 percent of any purchase at Skidompha to the library.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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