Leslie Jean-Bart is an artist who has been exhibited in the USA, and abroad.
Born in Haiti where he acquired his love for the ocean, the call to somehow combine the ocean or water and the camera was never far from his mind once he became involved with photography.
Being his mother’s caretaker, who suffered from dementia for over a decade, has been one of the two major factors that have been powering Leslie Jean-Bart’s creativity and his overall view of life these last few years. The second is the magic of the ocean, and its ability to transport him to a place of calmness and beauty.
The opportunity to combine the ocean and the camera came about while being his mother’s caretaker. In his process, Jean-Bart uses the movement of the tide and sand at the beach as a visual exploration of the interaction between the culture of a host country and the culture of the immigrant who lives permanently abroad.
He is honored to have been one of the artists asked by Art Alive Gallery in India to contribute to their Art For Hope initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His work can be found in various private collections. He has been living in NYC for well over 30 years.