After studying art history in college, Leslie started refining her illustration and design skills and launched True Spirit Art (2012-2021). She licensed many of her free-spirited pieces with Calypso Cards and Decalgirl. Her work has also been featured in Stampington and Happinez publications.
With a nudge from her husband, artist Jonathan Sabella, she decided to give digital illustration a try, purchased Procreate and has not looked back. Drawing inspiration from nature, travel, artists she admires, children’s illustration and Disney her pieces strive to story tell.
Originally from the Midwest, Leslie has had the pleasure of living in Southern and Northern California, as well as, the Pacific Northwest for many years. When not immersed in her art she loves time with her husband and beautiful children.