Leslie Browne was born and grew up in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.. She studied drawing and painting at various academies in California before she took residence in the Netherlands where she continued her art education.
Though she has lived in the Netherlands for more than 30 years, the subject of her work is still a critical portrait of the American middle class, and the effect that Western society has on the world. Being a product of the culture she is trying to define, her work is not without sentimentality.
Her work has been influenced by television and film, painted in thin layers, without the appearance of brush strokes. She rarely paints the human figure; though metaphorically has painted houses, interiors and cars, which clearly define their presence.