Mana Lesman began drawing and painting in the mountains of
Ms. Lesman is dedicated to seeing art reach out to the community. Her direction has been to raise people’s consciousness, to enhance their understanding of their roots, their beliefs, their labor and ultimately themselves through art.
“I paint what I feel strongly about. I have sought to make visible my feelings because I think it is important to continuously awaken consciousness, my own and my audience. Feelings lead to action and we must examine always what action we choose to take. Only with a sense of others and the worlds around us, past, present, and future, can we make rational and relevant move in our lives. My art is dedicated to that awakening”.