Local St. Charles nature artist exhibits paintings at Busch Conservation Area through April

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St. CHARLES, Mo.—Nature was probably humankind’s first inspiration for art, and even today it can be unique doorway to the outdoors.  Visitors to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) St. Louis Regional Office at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area will have the chance to view nature-themed oil paintings by St. Charles County resident and artist Leslie Limberg.  Her work will be on display during the month of April.

Limberg, who is also a Missouri Master Naturalist and Master Gardner, focuses on wildlife portraits of Missouri mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, wildflowers, mushrooms, and butterflies.  Her work was also recently exhibited at MDC’s Burr Oak Woods Conservation Nature Center in the Kansas City area.

“I’ve adored nature since I was a youngster, traipsing through the woods through wetlands and fields with my dad, hunting dove, quail and duck,” Limberg said. 

Limberg said she makes a hobby of painting Missouri wildlife for educational exhibits.  When not painting, she volunteers with habitat restoration efforts, water quality monitoring and outdoor education.  Her five-acre property in rural St. Charles County is a platinum certified Audubon habitat.

The August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area is located at 2360 Highway D in St. Charles, approximately two miles west of Highway 94.