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Leslii Stevens is an artist, photographer, yoga teacher and Mom based just outside of Boston Massachusetts. Originally from Connecticut, she started painting at a very young age, but when she picked up a camera and shot her first live concert she was hooked right away.  Her work has been shown through out the United States in solo and group exhibitions. Leslii has traveled the globe living on tour buses with numerous musical icons including Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Zakk Wylde, The Presidents of the United States of America, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Eric Gales, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, Ana Popovic, Beth Hart, The Record Company, Kev Mo, Quinn Sullivan, Doyle Bramhall II, Mato Nanji, Henri Brown, Tony Franklin, Bootsy Collins, Billy Cox, Chris Layton, Honor By August and Runaway Saints just to name a few. She has shared the big stage with Imagine Dragons at a "home" town gig making the The TD Garden her playground for a night. Fenway Park became a backdrop for Billy Joel and from that Madison Square Garden in New York City.  Bringing her unique style on the road, she captures a side of these musicians that is rarely seen. Leslii is the Tour Photographer for Experience Hendrix. She has also been featured in numerous publications such as Guitar World Magazine, Improper Bostonian Magazine, The Boston Globe, PollStar, The Huffington Post, Daily Record Press London England UK and Daily Echo Press UK. Along with working as a photographer and writer for New England Concert Reviews. 

"Yoga saved my right leg!" From the very first moment Leslii stepped onto a mat in 2015. She knew she had found a place where she belonged. After having gone through one knee surgery and two other surgeries to repair a blown achilles and try (It came grew back!) and remove a tumor growth that lives on her right achilles (Leslii refers to it as "Arnold"), not only did Leslii find an avenue for physical relief, but she also found a place where living with PTSD had a safe space for emotional relief as well. Yoga has saved her life. After discovering all the magic yoga had to give, Leslii made a personal commitment to practice daily. Magic was slowly making it's way into Leslii's life. The stronger her body and mind got the more she wanted to know about the human body. Who knew that Boxing was just around the corner and it was about to make a very big impact. In the fall of 2017 Leslii walked into Title Boxing Club and has been "hitting it hard" 5 days a week since. By integrating her love and passion of photography and her new found addictions yoga, boxing and meditation, she feels as if some magical place has been discovered. After only two and half years of showing up on her mat every damn day; Leslii pretty much put everything on hold and went back to school at the age of 50 to become a Yoga Teacher...Yoga, what a plot twist you are. 

 

Leslii teaches private yoga lessons out of her home studio in Hudson, Massachusetts. Where you will most likely find her with her rescue dog Skyy, a Great Pyrenees mix not far behind. She is very much involved in saving dogs and has worked with many dog rescues as a foster.  You can always find her with a camera in her hands, and will do some of the craziest things to get a photo of a feather.  Instagram was basically made for Leslii.

But the most important thing to Leslii is the ever continuing project "The everyday life of a mixed media artist" sharing her journey creativity through her paintings, art journals, photography and yes, yoga too. She says it's like a self portrait or a book of me that only ends when she does; sharing each moment one breath at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studio23hudson@gmail.com  |  23 Old North Road  |  Hudson Ma.

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