Born in Long Beach, California, Leslie is a self taught, full time working artist with a background in interior design giving her the design elements of color, composition and style to create her bright, bold, colorful art. Her art is her story! Leslie started her company, Lane Tree & Lily, LLC, in Platte County, MO in 2012, which included a retail store in Weston, MO from 2016 to the end of 2019. While operating her store, she participated in local art fairs and venues where she quickly gained a following, winning “Best of Show” in 2016 and Best 2D Art in 2017, and has been the featured artist in many local publications and galleries, including a solo art show at the Munchic Gallery in Atchison, KS. She has been commissioned to create art for public events such as Merle Jam 2020, the Midwest Art Transplant Network, and continues today to show her work in art galleries in the KC Northland area.