Leslie Hoops-Wallace, Bonaire Member Since May 2007 Artist Statement Leslie Hoops-Wallace got her batchlors degree in Illustration at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, back in 1986. She now teaches art on Robins AFB and does freelance book illustrations, and fine art. Her specialty is animals. Ms. Hoops-Wallace enjoys doing animal portraits. Since living in Georgia, and working on the air force base she has come to enjoy painting airplanes. On weekends in good weather you may find Leslie painting at some of the many nice parks doing plein air paintings, another love of hers. Acrylic is her favorite medium, but she also paints in watercolor, and even in wax. She has started learning how to paint with the encaustic wax s from England. Something new! Leslie loves learning new ways to do her art. She is also a board member of the Middle Georgia Fine Art Association. She is a big advocate for arts.