Leslie earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from The Ohio State University in 1999. After more than ten years as a photographer she followed her curiosity to paint and then began showing work in her Houston studio in 2016.
She is a self taught painter. Her paintings are layers and layers of - mistakes really. She paints with her hands a lot. She paints with music on and the lyrics sometimes make their way onto the canvas along with the energy and movement of scratches, marks, vibrant colors and repeated patterns. As a mom of four, her mark making is often inspired by the creative freedom of her boys.