About The Artist
Dr. Leslie Sher, 84, retired from a successful career in Dentistry in 1988 after 35 years of practice. As an artist who has worked in various mediums, including creations of stained glass, copper fountains, mission oak furniture, and other forms of artistic expression, the intricate detail of postage stamp collage art has intrigued Dr. Sher for some time, but he only began to work in this medium a number of years ago. Sher's artistic ability also runs in his family. His wife, Sydelle, has been producing beautiful oil paintings for over 20 years. Dr. Sher's daughter, Cara Zimmerman, is also an artist, and Sher's granddaughter Rachel also works professionally as an artist in oils & charcoals. The creation of visual images using postage stamps provides a framework into which Dr. Sher can express himself.
"I find a picture that I think I want to stamp," said Sher. "If it's something that I like, I'll do it. Most of my pictures tell a story." Leslie Sher's compositions include famous people and places, as well as children and pets. Some of Dr. Sher's more interesting collages include depictions of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Frank Lloyd Wright's "Fallingwater," the U.S. Capitol Building and the Statue of Liberty. Each original work is also available in a 18" x 24" matted original signed proof enabling the viewer to clearly see the artwork and the artist's intent.
Each time Dr. Sher begins a picture, he imagines color, form, aesthetics, and personal message that he intends to portray within his design. As a result the picture captures the interest of the viewer and allows them to explore the unique message and feeling portrayed by the artist.