Life, Color, and Spirit: the Art of Rona Lesser

Rona Lesser's works emphasize the color, light,and the beauty of nature, as well as a deep connection to Jewish spirituality. Rona has been an active Houston area artist since the mid 1980's, and she continues to show and teach citywide.

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Rona Lesser is an artist and educator living in Houston, TX. She has been painting for more than 20 years, covering a wide variety of subjects in an ever-evolving style which is always colorful and vibrant. Her work has been seen in galleries and juried shows around the Houston area. From 2000-2003 she served as a Visiting Artist for the Texas Institute for Arts in Education, as well as a teacher for City Art Works (formerly Creative Alternatives). In January of 2012 Rona’s work went on display at the JWAN Song of the Land Show at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles.

In Her Own Words

I believe that artwork should be more than just representation: my paintings express my feelings about the world I view. Through various media I explore the color, shape, and emotion that a scene or model bring about. Color play, expression, movement, and the wonder of creation are all part of my work. I am influenced by my own spirituality and by the work of artists I admire. I hope you will share in my sense of wonder at the world and all of its beauty.

My figurative work is often done directly from the model, which allows me to experience a direct connection with the subject. This connection and the emotional attachment that results can be experienced in line and color — I hope you will share my experience and my vision.

Rona Lesser, 2009