Leslie Parsons is a contemporary jewelry and printmaker working amid the cool pines here in Prescott, Arizona.
For her jewelry, she works in silver and other metals with coloring agents such as patination, and enamels to develop her original designs to adorn the feminine body. To this end, her work indicates her aesthetic that less is more and simplicity of good design can stand on its own merits. This being the basis of her artistic thinking, it follows that her jewelry is meant to subtly enhance the look of the wearer. Components include: sterling silver, brass and copper, semi precious stones, resin, cement, enamel, polymers and found objects.
For her prints she works with monotype, intaglio, digital, transfers and flexible plate overprinting in non-toxic inks to develop works which integrate the two separate elements of background and image with the end result being a one of a kind print.
She is in the Archives of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. and has exhibited in Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Utah, Kansas, Florida, New Jersey, Georgia, Oregon, Nevada, Virginia, California and Illinois. She has also taught 2D art and photoshop at various venues throughout the country, including Central Michigan University and Northwood University.