Leslie Shannon - Owner/Artist
Leslie Shannon is a self-taught artist. She taught art in a private school to children in grades K-8th. It was through the children that she embraced the philosophy that anyone can create art if your mind is open to the creative flow that is in each one of us. After giving up teaching, Leslie decided to follow a new path which ultimately led to a successful art-based career. She worked for a faux finishing company in Naples, FL for two years before she decided to branch out and open her own mural and faux finishing company….Beach Street Studio, Inc….which she has owned and operated since 2002. Leslie enjoys many mediums which include acrylic paintings, cloth mache’ texture canvases, abstract texture and mixed media paintings, and cloth mache’ sculptures. She enjoys painting murals and working large! Leslie will never retire because it gives her such great pleasure and excitement to dream up new creative endeavors. Creating art is not a job….it is part of her being, and you can never retire from who you are. Her dream of opening an art gallery to promote her own work and that of other local artists has finally come to fruition with the opening Beach Street Art Gallery, which opened its doors in February 2020.