Leslie Ganyard Nutting was born in California, and has lived in New Mexico, New Jersey, Washington, DC, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Canada and Hong Kong. She earned her BA degree in History and Asian Studies from Williams College in 1985. Upon graduation, Leslie entered government service as a foreign affairs officer, and over the years has had many opportunities to travel and explore. Her peripatetic background and love of nature has inspired her interest in the cultures and natural conservation of distant regions as well as in her own backyard. She lives in Wheeling, West Virginia, with her husband and three children. Leslie studied art at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museum of Art, and received her MFA in Painting from Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2010. She is a member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, the Portrait Society of America, and associate member of the California Art Club.
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