Leslie Grahovac

Silk painter and textile artist

Born in Southern California and influenced by the numerous sunny days and the Mexican artistic vibrancy of the region, Leslie has always loved bold colour and design. With a bright palette, she captured the local landscapes in watercolours before studying textile design, falling for the strong compositions of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

Fascinated with the microscopic and the very large as they share a similarity in design; cell and virus structures, diatoms under the microscope appear as complex as stars or gas formations in the universe.  These similar and ever changing forms are a constant in her designs.

Working with silk during a one day course, Leslie never looked back as it shows off colour better than any other fibre and nothing feels more luxurious on the skin. The silk is hand painted and dyed and then sewn into simple styles of clothing to showcase the designs.  Using silk crepe or silk satin, tops and dresses are made for comfort and will suit varied shapes and sizes, flowing freely or belted, they wrap around the body beautifully.

Both Leslie’s clothing and silk scarves are unique pieces and she hopes you enjoy these works and encourage you to try them on to experience the delights of silk.