Leslie Combemale is an international art consultant, artist representative, and owner of the successful gallery ArtInsights for over 25 years. She is an international expert in the fields of animation art and traditionally illustrated film art. Through Combemale Creative, she acts as artist liaison, creates proprietary projects, and supports expansion of their work as they often straddle several artistic genres and collector bases.
As curator and co-owner of ArtInsights, which specializes in film art, she has developed collections for film and illustration art aficionados and fine art connoisseurs around the world, notably placing the art of famed cinema artist John Alvin, whose estate she represents through Combemale Creative. She has also acted as art director partnering with artists in a variety of genres to create images for private commissions, gallery editions, and corporate art spaces.
She also writes and conducts interviews for Indiewire’s Animation Scoop and other outlets worldwide as film critic Cinema Siren. As part of that aspect of her work, she has been building and moderating panels at the world-famous Comic-Con International-San Diego for over 10 years. These panels serve to expand awareness of the importance of artists behind the scenes in film, as well as increase acceptance of their work as not just craft, but art. She also focuses on gender parity in Hollywood and film industries around the world. (She's busy.)
Leslie is finding a new level of fulfillment with Art Outsiders, a project featuring Tennessee Loveless's meaningful work of iconoclastic brilliance. In building and releasing this collection of portraits, Leslie and Tennessee are shining a light on artists that have expanded the world through their struggle and genius.