Linda Leslie was born on her grandparent’s farm in Grant’s Lick, KY. Throughout her childhood, Linda and her parents returned to her birthplace. During these visits, Linda learned to appreciate the “simple” life of the country. The farm was a place of discovery and exploration for this only child. The rich images of the red barn with its silo, the front porch swing, and the attic with its various treasures remain fresh in her mind’s eye.
As an adult, Linda has focused on her art. Her discovery of photography 15 years ago was serendipitous. When a drawing class was cancelled, Linda enrolled in a photography class. This class kindled Linda’s passion for photography and she has been shooting ever since.
Linda has spent time exploring the Shaker Villages at Pleasant Hill and South Union. Here Linda finds a sense of peace and nostalgia which is calming and comforting after the stresses of everyday modern life. Linda describes these beautiful places as a “veritable treasure trove of finds.” To preserve and share these images is Linda’s goal and passion.
Linda is a member of the Tri-State Photographic Society. Her work has been featured in numerous regional exhibits including those sponsored by the Frankfort Arts Society and the Cincinnati Zoo.
Linda’s work can also be found at the Pleasant Hill and South Union Shaker Villages, KY.