I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History and English Literature from The University of Pennsylvania, After graduation, I entered the field of book publishing and then attended graduate school at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. For nine years after that, I managed an art gallery at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, where I sold fine art to corporate and private collectors on the East Coast. During holidays and vacations, I traveled extensively throughout Great Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, S. Africa, The Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska and the Continental U.S. I photographed and painted everywhere I went. During a trip to Italy in 1998, I rode a Vespa from Florence to Rome, painting in Renaissance villas, nestled in medieval hill towns, among poppies and sunflower fields and sun drenched vineyards. When I returned home, those paintings sold quickly. Shortly thereafter, I was invited to do a photoshoot in Paris.
In 2000, I left the Museum to paint full time and started Leslie Ehrin Fine Art, I won a grant in 2005 which advanced my business and subsequently, I won painting awards and prizes while teaching painting and exhibiting work in local and regional art centers, in galleries, in nationally recognized juried shows, art fairs and festivals on the East Coast. During the last twenty years, my work has been collected by corporate and private collectors on four continents.
In 2003, I had a One-Woman Show of my Tuscany paintings, at Cabrini University and in 2010, I exhibited more Tuscany paintings at The University of Pennsylvania Faculty Club in a One-Woman Retrospective.
Every spring, for the last fourteen years, I have exhibited rural landscape paintings punctuated with Pennsylvania farm animals, textured views from Tuscan villas, colorful Caribbean sunsets shimmering on crystalline turquoise waters, sun splashed Nantucket beaches and water soaked images from along rocky coastlines in Maine, at the Devon Horse Show and County Fair in Devon, PA, In 2000, my painting, "Ogunquit, Maine, Walking Along the Marginal Way" won Best in Show.