Leslie Saris's oil paintings are complex and seductive; she mixes soft and bold colors and textures as if she were dressing walls with beautiful fabrics. Saris studied architecture and fine art at the University of Southern California, and her strong interaction of structure and color reflects her academic background. She honors her love of Old World architecture by giving an aged patina to her modernistic work. Saris has received numerous awards. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout Southern California and covered in publications including Angeleno and Home magazine.