“Leslie’s ignition was brilliant, and the subsequent years of work have continued to amaze and delight lovers of ‘high-octane’ abstraction.”  

Chester Arnold, illusionistic oil painter 

Leslie Allen is an American artist whose intrinsic connection with the Rio Grande U.S./Mexico border defines and inspires her every stroke. Born in New Mexico and raised in El Paso, her work has been described as “high-octane abstraction” for its daring colors and gestures that mimic the diversity of the vast desert landscape, as well as the tensions of a political border. Leslie lives and works in Sausalito, California and her works reside in private and public collections throughout the United States as well as in London, Toulouse, Dusseldorf, Berlin, and Bern.