Q&A With Artist Lesleigh Goldberg

About Face: A Q&A With Artist Lesleigh Goldberg
In preparation for her exhibit The Female Face (debuting March 1) at The Standard, Hua Hin, we caught up with artist Lesleigh Goldberg. Lesleigh has taken special interest in faces, the ones we present to the world and the details her beautiful work captures. We talked about her favorite things to do in Hua Hin and female representation in the art world. 

What was the inspiration behind the The Female Face?

I think the face is the road map to the human psyche and that inspires my work with portraiture.


How did you choose these works for exhibition?

These works are a good group of interesting and beautiful faces: they complement each other.

Who are some artists and healers inspiring you at the moment?

I’m greatly inspired by the work of Chuck Close and Pat Andrea.


What can guests expect during your exhibition at The Standard, Hua Hin?

Guests can expect to see work that is unique, beautiful, and intriguing.


How do you get in the zone before an exhibition?

I hope to be in a calm though excited state of mind as it is gratifying to have my work seen by others in a beautiful setting.


Describe the perfect day at The Standard, Hua Hin.

Enjoying the surroundings, food and beach. 


Do you have any tips to share about Hua Hin’s nightlife?

There is plenty of nightlife in Hua Hin, depending on what your interests are. I like to sit at the bar and restaurant by the sea—Praça at The Standard.

The theme for the International Women's Day celebration at The Standard in Hua Hin is #LoveHer. How does that theme resonate with you as a female artist?


It's great that there is now a Women's Day celebration. Women have been persecuted since the beginning of time, thought to be less than men in most ways. It's about time women are recognized and valued as equals and even superior in some ways. It has always been very difficult being a female artist because women aren't taken as seriously as men.


I had difficulty when applying for a Master's degree in sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania because I was a woman and told that I would just go off and get married and have children. They would rather give that place to a man who was “serious.” I was finally accepted and was the only woman out of 11 men. That was the start of many experiences about being accepted as a “serious” female artist. The prejudice against women in the art world continues! And I continue to create as it is like breathing to me, I must do it.


In the spirit of #LoveHer, what does love mean to you?

Love is (in) everything...it comes from the heart. 



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