Leslie's images are departures inspired by traditional Tibetan Art- a highly stylized traditional art form in which appliqué techniques are mixed with painting.
Her participation in creating large-scale lost heritage art in Tibet(1992-1997) after being trained in both art therapy and Tibetan thangka painting- led her into creating silk appliqués that stretch the boundaries of technique to express themes spanning from traditional, environmental, to more recently multi-levelled abstracts.
Having spent many years away from her native Europe to live and work in Tibet, Hawaii and South East Asia, Leslie's work is infused with a blend of landscapes and symbols. Balancing line, form and colour reveal a bold and vibrant yet subtle aesthetic. Leslie has been involved in numerous site-specific commissions for private collections and public spaces worldwide as well as collaborated with conservation groups to design images created both to inspire and educate.
Leslie's most recent contemporary works - silk abstract constructions - offer 3D fluid transparent visuals reflecting interdependence and stillness in motion.
She also continues to develop her seascapes series- initially inspired by the Hawaiian landscapes and magnificent coastline (1998-2005) where she developed new ways adapted from traditional methods to translate the expanse of the Pacific. Presently, she is 'back in the water' creating seascapes inspired by the Sussex Downs and coast where she now lives.