Leslie Pino Durant
2022 MSAA Art Showcase Entrants
Leslie Pino Durant – Placitas, NM
My life has always been filled with bright colors. My children, husband, family, friends, and my teaching career helped me as I moved through a life of rich hues. I visited museums, attended musicals, cheered at athletic events, and was mesmerized by musical talent. Artistically, I didn’t think there was anything missing. When MS hit me, it was debilitating at first but with medical and self-care, I am very fortunate to say that now my MS is just a nuisance. As it kept creeping into my life, I had to find something to do to take my mind off of it. Painting gave me a sense of calm and distraction. Now, it’s not just a distraction but something that is my passion. I can sit for hours painting, collaging, and creating in bright colors. I don’t think about MS. When creating, I am stress free just happiness and peace.
Pushing Forward with Confidence