Leslie was raised in Houston, Texas by an art and antique dealing mother. In an environment saturated with artists, she developed a distinct aesthetic sense early on. She has created art in one way or another her entire life, but now primarily uses acrylic and oil paints, in addition to collage elements. Her mixed media style is inspired by the early 20th century and the richness of the cultural and artistic movements in the years between 1900 and WWII.
As an artist, I am inspired by the beautiful decrepitude of the walls in old French chateaux. I like to think of my art in the home of Miss Havisham and Talitha Getty's glamorous lovechild. Using mixed media, my art features abstract designs, vibrant colors and interesting textures.