Born in Devon in the UK, Leslie originally studied Art at Portsmouth, then travelled to Australia, taking a degree in Illustration and Graphic Design at the College of Art in Sydney.

Today his ‘tree house’ studio is set under the canopy of an ancient yew which stands guard over the garden of the Eight Gabled House, in the Gloucestershire village of Dowdeswell. This superb 15th century Cotswold stone hamlet provides a stimulating environment for his creative art and design work.

The simplicity, distinctiveness and power of Leslie’s images owes much to the fusion of his fine art training and years as a practicing designer.

Leslie's fine press books give the perfect expression to his art, providing a narrative for his paintings to reflect.