Brothers Three
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Bio

Leslie's formal education in art began at the age of seven with painting classes at the Nelson Art Gallery in Kansas City. She continued her studies with her grandfather, a commercial artist in Washington, D.C. and designer for NASA, and received her degree in Art from VPI&SU in 1979. Additional studies include work with contemporary masters Richard Whitney of New Hampshire and Daniel Greene of New York.

Proficient in a variety of mediums, Leslie turned her artistic skills to working in commercial art and as a biomedical illustrator upon graduation. Her love of working with people led to the specialty of fine art portraiture in the media of colored pencil, pastel and oil, where she demonstrates a special talent for capturing the character and beauty of the human face. Her delicate, realistic, and sometimes narrative portraits are reminiscent of the artists who have inspired her; Bouguereau, Wyeth, Rockwell, Latour, and Sargent.

Having completed over 200 portraits during her career, Ms. Gregg's paintings hang in public and private collections throughout the United States. Her commissions include Senators, University Presidents, physicians, grandparents, musicians, equestrians, and children.

Leslie is a charter member of the North Carolina Pastel and the Appalachian Pastel Societies, the Southeast Pastel Society, and a charter member of the Portrait Society of America.

She has been the feature artist in several publications, including having her work showcased for the United States in "Pastel Artist International". Recent awards include finalist in "The Artist's Magazine" 32nd Annual Art Competition, Honorable Mention and art featured in the 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition, 1st Place winner in the 2016 North Carolina Statewide Pastel Competition, and Best of Show in the Carilion Healing Arts Competition (Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program and the National Arts Program).

Her country studio is nestled in the beautiful Appalachian Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.


Keepers of the Tradition book cover

Leslie recently collaborated to produce a new publication "Keepers of the Tradition". This full color book features twelve fine art pastel portraits of contemporary Appalachians and their heartwarming stories as they follow the paths of those who came before them. Visit www.keepersofthetradition.com to find special interview excerpts, photos, recordings, and to order the book. The original paintings will be traveling to future venues over the next few years. Visit the site to view show schedule. The artist and writer are available for lectures/presentations of the project.