Breaking Through... Surviving the Storm by Leslie Gustafson


Small (16.4" x 21.9")


Breaking Through... Surviving the Storm by 

Sizing Information

Small 16.4" x 21.9"
Medium 23.4" x 31.2"
Large 33.2" x 44.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

This is my mixed media translation for Sojie 14 Storm

The storms, of all kinds, and of life, can be intense, powerful, unpredictable – full of energy and passion. That passion outside of us also resides within us giving us the strength and endurance to break through and survive.

watercolors, hard and soft pastels and colored pencils on Fabriano ( 11 x14)

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Leslie Gustafson is a traditonal artist passionate about creating Art That Feels – an outgrowth of her work as a psychotherapist for the last 24 years. Working in all media, with a special interest in pastels, her art is both realistic and focused on expressing and prompting feeling. Rich color, Christian and Relational themes as well as Portraiture play a large role in her gallery here at RedBubble.

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  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 3 years ago

    And here I thought you were basing it on my poem…..that is a case of real psychic ability Leslie…..congratulations on a wonderful translation….

  • Isn’t that crazy! I was turning in last night after finishing the work and thought, "Janis often writes or has poems attached to her work, I should check!! "- a wonderful discovery to say the least! I had seen the line under your work in Sojie 14 after I decided to do a portrait and thought, “how cool, it’s about a woman!”

    I am glad you like it Janis! – that means alot!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous translation, my dear Leslie!!!
    Love the colors, execution…EVERYTHING is FANTASTIC!!!
    Huge CONGRATULATIONS on such a FANTASTIC work!!!
    Hugs a million,

  • You are such a sweetheart Betty!! Thank you for your enthusiastic comment!! Hugs a million right back!!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 3 years ago

    Super cool translation!!

  • Thank you Qnita! You are super cool!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Regina Brandt
    Regina Brandtover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Love the colors, too!

  • Thank you Regina!! :-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    What a powerful, graphic work, Leslie. I love the dramatic shadows on her face and her disturbed but determined gaze through the blowing trees and storm. It was great to see how you planned out this work and executed it to the finish. Your complimentary colors rule.

  • Thank you Frannie!! You give the greatest feedback!! I am glad you caught the complimentary colors – I had a good time with that! It came out more graphic than originally intended, but I am bent a bit in that direction so what can I do! ;-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Leslie .beautifully done

  • Thank you Maggie! I so appreciate your ongoing support!!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 3 years ago

    beautiful artwork

  • Thank you very much!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 3 years ago

    fantastic work Leslie!

  • Thanks Dianne!! and thank you for adding me to your watchlist, that means alot to me!:-)

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!

    – Leslie Gustafson

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...over 3 years ago

    Leslie, this is a brilliant translation of Janis’ work, love the way the storm is reflected in her eyes!!!

  • Thank you Diane! I love painting eyes thanks for noticing them!:)

    – Leslie Gustafson

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