| "I love pastel painting
for its freshness and versatility, and it's a great change of pace
from oils ... Kathy and her mother have modeled for me many times.
Being Apache, the mother makes their clothing and beadwork in Apache
style. "Springwater (Kathy's Indian name) will soon turn thirteen,
and I think of this composition as a mother-daughter talk--aptly
titled 'Teaching Her the Ways'. -Leslie B. DeMille
LESLIE B. DEMILLE
DeMille's reputation as a fine painter of Western art is reflected
in the numerous awards he has garnered over the years. His commissions
include portraits of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. The Navy Combat
Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. houses his paintings of the U.S.
6th Fleet and Pearl Harbor. He is on the Executive Council of the
American Portrait Society and is listed in Western Painting Today,
Contemporary Western Painting, Who's Who in American Art, and others.