Platte City, MO
Member since 2020
Leslie is a California native now residing in Platte County, Missouri. A creative force for most of her life, she is a self-taught artist working primarily in acrylics, but also works with paper, clay and fibers. Inspired by the everyday things in life and the whimsy of nature, she transforms the traditional into the unexpected, all with a bright, bold colorful twist!
In 2012, she became a full time working artist, participating in local art fairs and a booth down in the Kansas City Bottoms, where she quickly gained a following for her whimsical style of art and especially her birds.
She has won awards at the Lenexa Art Fair which included “Best of Show” in 2016 and “Best 2D” Artist in 2017 and has also been the Feature Artist at the Muchnic Art Gallery in the Summer of 2019.
From 2016 to 2019, Leslie with great success opened and operated a small art boutique called Lane Tree & Lily in Weston, MO. After nearly four years she made the decision that it was time to move forward with a different direction, one that would give her more creative time to explore and expand her art. So at that point she closed her shop at the end of 2019 and joined several galleries where she could still sell her art and products but now have more time for the creativity side of her passion. "I loved my shop, and all my customers! It was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, but in order to grow artistically, I needed to take the next step."
Leslie's art can now be found at Eclectic Gift Gallery in the Waldo KC area, dorMail Gallery in downtown Leavenworth, KS and The Northland Artists' Gallery in Weston, MO.
Leslie joined Eclectics in 2020.