LESLIE PRUNEAU grew up in Raleigh and received her BFA at East Carolina University, working under such artists as Clarence E. Morgan, Cheryl Goldsleger and art historian Biruta Erdman. Throughout her childhood her parents traveled extensively and she was exposed to many different art influences. As an adult, she lived in New York City and Berlin, Germany for over a decade and currently resides in Raleigh maintaining a studio, teaching art classes, and giving workshops. Having been involved in the arts for over thirty years, she also donates time, money, and artworks to various groups in the area and abroad. Her work is in several private collections in the US as well as in Europe.