Artist’s Statement

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Leifert’s desire to use bold color to capture extreme shapes the line the trained  dancer’s body makes is consistent with her idea of  what is beautiful. This was the impetus behind her Dancer’s Palette and Moving Meditations series.

She is also fascinated with fashion, music and design;  works currently being produced reflects the culture’s obsession with that as well.

“When I make a painting, I wait for the serendipity of color harmonizing with shape and form.   I trust the process to always get me there.  With the flexible properties of acrylic paint I can make changes midstream.  I layer the acrylic paint so that each layer comes through to the final painting. I stop painting when  a beautiful and unforeseen artwork emerges.