Featured works by: Leslie Williams Cain    

Based in Eastern Washington, Leslie Cain uses pastels to capture the shifting light on the land, the wind blowing in the grasses, and ripples moving on water's surface, highlighting the complex and rich textures of this state's landscape.  The artist works and reworks her images, first sketching lines, then kneading the pigment into the surface to create broad planes of deep color.


Leslie Williams Cain's pastels capture the nuances of shifting light and stark beauty of the area east of the Washington Cascades. Cain's energetic strokes deftly convey tangled foliage, river curves, and wind as it moves across the water and land. Cain works and reworks the pastels, first sketching lines, then kneading the pigment into the surface to create broad planes of color. This process is repeated several times and completed with her bold overlay of line, creating images with depth, expression, and precision. Because of their large scale, these works immediately draw the viewer into the landscape, enhancing the visual experience.

Leslie Williams Cain : Harvest Moonrise at Davidson Galleries

Leslie Williams Cain

Harvest Moonrise

Medium: Pastel on paper
Year: 2014
Size: 23 x 25 inches
Stock Number: 329150
Price: $1800.00

Leslie Williams Cain : South to Sapolil Elevator at Davidson Galleries

Leslie Williams Cain

South to Sapolil Elevator

Medium: Pastel on paper
Year: 2014
Size: 25 x 23
Stock Number: 329147
Price: $1800.00

Leslie Williams Cain : Sunset (Cottonwood Draw) at Davidson Galleries

Leslie Williams Cain

Sunset (Cottonwood Draw)

Medium: Pastel on paper
Year: 2014
Size: 42 x 12 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 329148
Price: $1800.00

Leslie Williams Cain : Sunset Orchard at Davidson Galleries

Leslie Williams Cain

Sunset Orchard

Medium: Pastel on paper
Year: 2011
Size: 20 1/2 x 64 inches
Stock Number: 329153
Price: $3500.00

Leslie Williams Cain : North to 7-Hills (Dry Creek) at Davidson Galleries

Leslie Williams Cain

North to 7-Hills (Dry Creek)

Medium: Pastel on paper
Year: 2008
Size: 29-1/2 x 33 inches
Price: $2000.00

Leslie Williams Cain : Barn,  Hogeye Hollow at Davidson Galleries

Leslie Williams Cain

Barn, Hogeye Hollow

Medium: Pastel on paper
Year: 2000
Size: 41 x 29 inches
Price: $2400.00
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