As a textile professional for over twenty years I've developed my own techniques for silk painting incorporating gutta serti, wax, salt, thickened dyes and alcohol. I think of silk as a magical fabric because it takes color so beautifully and is elegant yet always comfortable to wear. As an artist who has worked in many different media, I painting on silk is my favorite. My award winning design concepts have been incorporated into the lines of dozens of dress and swimwear manufacturers. This list includes Oscar de la Renta, Addrienna Vittadini, Liz Clairborne, Sonia Rykiel, Jones NY and Ralph Lauren.
I use the medium of dyes on silk to create one of a kind wearable art as well as wall hangings. My paintings are stretched out on a canvas frame and an acrylic sealant is applied for protection.
I am influenced by imagery both in realistic botanicals, and impressionistic florals. I also explore abstract expressionism with the use of brushy contemporary batik techniques.
My designs may also be found on the Print on Demand website redbubble.com (search Leslie Rogers Todder) where you may purchase hundreds of items from tote bags to pillows.
Contact me directly for art workshops, custom work, and licensing agreements at my email:
leslie.todder [!at] gmail.com
I retain copyright over the images of my work, etc. as displayed on this website and others. Commercial resale of my work is not permitted without prior arrangement.