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Leslie Ehrin started painting at sixteen months of age, when her mother introduced her to painting murals using tempra paint in the bathtub, with sheets of newsprint taped to the walls. Later, she earned Bachelor of Arts Degrees from The University of Pennsylvania, in Art History and English Literature. She then studied painting at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Professionally, Leslie climbed the corporate ladder in book publishing and then, for nine years, she managed the fundraising art gallery at Philadelphia Museum of Art, called “ArtWorks”, where she sold and rented local artists’ work to area corporations.
Leslie's Colorist painting style has evolved over the years as she has experimented with a variety of media. She uses acqueous media punctuated by thick, impasto surface texture that is inspired by nature and traveling to iconic landscape destinations. Rural landscapes and garden images from Tuscany, PA Farms, and S. Africa, along with coastal paintings from Maine, Nantucket and the Jersey shore characterize her work, as do abstracts. Her paintings have been sold to collectors on four continents through galleries, art consultants, art fairs, juried invitational exhibits and the internet. In addition to showing regularly at regional art centers, she has had One Woman Invitational Exhibits at The University of Pennsylvania Burrison Gallery, and Cabrini University. Locally, she has shown with Artist’s Equity Tri State, Pottstown Artist’ Association Guild, Paoli Hospital’s Fine Art Show, The Devon Horse Show Art Gallery, Immaculata Art Show, Yellow Springs Art Show, and Academy of Notre Dame Art Show and others. Leslie has taught as Adjunct Faculty at Cabrini College, The Wayne Art Center, and Long Beach Island Arts Foundation.