Red and Gold Leaves by Leslie Cerier

Red and Gold Leaves by Leslie Cerier; Copyright © 2004 Leslie Cerier. All Rights Reserved to Leslie Cerier. 

Artist Statement

Leslie Cerier: Photographing the Jewels in the Water

Light. Water. Transformation.

When I take my camera into the woods, I feel my connection with the forest. It’s like meditating – a way to get back to my own true nature. The sun calls me to a particular spot and I click the shutter when I see that rich, afternoon light … dancing light. Most of these photographs are taken within walking distance of my Western Massachusetts home. They are a celebration of New England seen through the eye of my heart. My work is about inspiration and healing – about being so present in the moment that everything vibrates and shines. These photographs are about sun light. I see perfection in nature – patterns – artistic jewels that reveal themselves.

My grandmother painted copies of Impressionist paintings by Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Cezanne. Her apartment on the beach was decorated with her beautiful artwork and those paintings live inside of me. My mother always encouraged me to be original and creative. When I was a little girl, I was given a camera instead of a paintbrush. Like the Impressionists, I am passionate about light, water and landscapes. My photography is a reflection of the peaceful energy I find in the woods. Living in the moment, I capture beauty as I click the shutter. These images can be looked at from different angles. There is no one right way to explore them. Please relax, take your time, have fun. I invite you to look for faces and figures; there are jewels in the water.


When you buy my work, feel free to hang it any way you like. The creative process doesn’t end with Leslie Cerier. I hope my impressionistic photography brings you great joy. 


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Capturing the Soul of the Moment. Impressionistic Nature Photography for Inspiration and Healing

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An award-winning photographer and environmentalist, Leslie created a digital story for her latest series of photographs “Photographing the Jewels in the Water”.



Our staff at Healthcare Art Consulting really enjoyed collaborating with Leslie. She is wonderful to work with and was very professional. Her artwork helps enhance a calming environment for patients to enjoy during their treatment.

–  Sarah Beth Joynar, President of Health Care Art Consulting LLC, which bought Red and Gold Leaves printed on canvas, 60″x40″, for the new Oncology Wing in Charleston area Medical Center in West Virginia in 2014

Leslie’s nature photography is stunningly surreal. The vibrant colors strongly suggest a painting, yet this is nature photography in a very impressionistic style. I am thoroughly pleased with the purchase!

– John Broucek, Shutesbury, MA

What a gift and a blessing to have several of Leslie Cerier’s images on the walls of my Massage and Yoga Studio. My clients and I feel the magic, healing and inspiration she captures. I HIGHLY recommend purchasing one (or more) It WILL truly up the vibration of your space.

– Emily Huber, Body Brain Balance, St Joseph, MI

”Two of Leslie’s photos, “Red and Gold Leaves” and “Jeweled Water”, printed large on canvas, adorn the walls of my home. The colors, light and movement draw me in. The impressionistic nature of her images invite my eyes to discover likenesses of faces and other beings within the piece. These images remain ever fresh and alive.”

– Marcia Wolf, Northampton, MA

“Leslie’s photographs capture the essence of water that I love. Always changing, always alive. Inviting mesmerizing patterns, colors and reflection.

Each piece has a life of its own, and welcomes me into it. Look closely and see the little faces of creatures not of this world…shape shifting, here in the moment, then merged into another. Leslie’s work is an invitation to presence. Her Impressionistic Nature Photography captures the aliveness that surrounds us. ”

I love her work so much 3 large prints grace my home. “Red and Gold Leaves”, “Jeweled Water”, and “Red Cardinal”

-Eileen Jager
Artist, Coach, Consultant


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Archival, Fine Art for Homes, Offices, Hospitals, Hotels, Spas, Restaurants, Collectors, Art Consultants, Feng Shui Consultants and The Design Trade


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Email Leslie to purchase, discuss custom sizes on canvas and archival paper prints.