Leslie B. DeMille
An Artist of Expression
The Artist, Leslie B. DeMille has been teaching portraiture for over 60 years from sittings and from photographs. Each portrait captures the personality of the individual, rather than as a photographic image. During his distinguished career, Leslie B. DeMille has won dozens of awards in the nation's leading art shows. He has done thousands of commissioned portraits, including U.S. Presidents and dignitaries in the entertainment and business world, as well as professional golf and other sports industries.
DeMille has made a significant contribution to American Art. He has won dozens of awards in the nation's leading art shows and has created thousands of commissioned works, including art for the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Mr. DeMille has exhibited his art in numerous art shows and galleries across the country and his work is included in many permanent collections.
The ability of DeMille to capture the power and grace of professional athletes has earned him the reputation "Artist of Champions."
He has produced commissioned paintings for PGA tournament program covers and limited edition prints of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Sam Snead, Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, and others. Mr. DeMille's painting for the Senior Skins Game, Hawaii, 2000 (Palmer, Nicklaus, Player, and Watson) was shown in an interview on international television during the tournament.
DeMille was an instructor for 25 years at the Scottsdale Artists' School and has authored three books on pastels. He is a fellow of the American Artists Professional League, an advisory board member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast and a member of the Salmagundi Club as well as the Pastel Society of America. Currently Mr. DeMille resides in the vicinity of Sedona, Arizona, where he continues to paint.