Meet the Artist and Owner
Leslie is a California native now residing and working 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, clays 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 in the Kansas City Bottoms, where she quickly gained a following for her whimsical style of birds winning several awards including “Best of Show” in 2016 and “Best 2D” Artist in 2017.
As an artist, Leslie is passionate about fostering the creative experience for not only the accomplished artist, but for those beginning their creative journey. In 2016, she opened a boutique style gallery that features her whimsical art, sculptures, cards, prints, and unique gift items, as well as a working studio space which gives her the opportunity to share her love of art with others, while still feeding her own passion for creativity.
Her gallery and studio space, Lane Tree & Lily, are located at 408 Main Street, Weston, MO 64098.