MARY LESLIE | Art Studio
" I am a self taught artist. I did a brief stint in art school learning about graphic design before realizing that was not for me! I have spent most of my life with a pencil in my hand drawing animals. It has always been animals that have moved my soul from day one. From drawing to photographing to painting, I take great pleasure in trying to capture their mood and personality and then try to convey that to my viewers hoping to give them even a glimpse of what I see. "
I started my painting career back in the 80's painting murals in homes and businesses in and around Atlanta Ga. That grew to a 15 plus year career painting murals across the United States. I eventually moved from Atlanta to a small hobby farm in Madison Georgia, a small town that embraced my love for painting the farm life I was surrounded by. In 2018 with my husband, Richard , I made a big life change and purchased land in the small Rocky Mountain town of Westcliffe Colorado and in 2020 made our dreams come true as we moved ourselves and our herd of Horses, Donkeys, dogs and cat across country to build and settle into our new home - The Painted Raven Ranch. My art is now making the shift to the wildlife and new scenery abundant in our new home! I also teach Yoga as well as offers art lessons and paint parties for small groups or fundraisers!