Leslie Milsten was born in Shreveport, LA and graduated from LSU with a B.A. in Advertising/Marketing. She has spent most of her life getting her "second degree" in art ...studying with numerous artists & at various art schools throughout her life, including Woodstock School of Art, Visual Art Center of NJ, and National Academy of Design in NYC. In her former corporate career, she worked in sales and marketing with financial institutions, a television network, an audio production studio for radio, video and film, and a Fortune 500 company. She has lived in Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans, Oklahoma City and New York City. She now lives in Summit, NJ, with her husband, two daughters, and dog, Buddy, and aspires to live every day happily ever after...paintbrush in hand.