A full-time painter, Leslie Shiels (1950) was born in Ohio. She earned her BFA in 1974 from University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning (DAAP). She has exhibited her work in galleries, museums and civic art venues in the United States, Bermuda & France. Her work is a part of numerous corporate and private collections including sight specific commissions for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and The Mercy Hospital Group. She is represented in collections of The Masur Museum of Art, LA; the Alexandria Museum of Art, LA; The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, WI; The Customs House Museum, TN; Masterworks Museum, Bermuda; Canton Museum of Art, OH; Huntington Museum of Art, WV; Zanesville Museum of Art, OH; & Richmond Art Museum, IN. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including the Artist Magazine, and seen on the set of ABC’s Nashville for seasons 1- 4. She served on the advisory boards of The Art Academy of Cincinnati & Weston Art Gallery at the Aronoff Center for the Arts as a regional artist liaison. She was awarded numerous residencies including at the Weir Trust, CT; Anderson Ranch, CO; and South Hampton, Bermuda; The Indian Hill Historical Society published a book of her paintings, Indian Hill: A Point of View. Currently, she maintains a studio in the West End, Cincinnati, Ohio and downtown Aiken, South Carolina.