Originally a full-scale painter, Leslie Smith transferred his full-scale painting training to miniature in 1993. He enjoys finding new paintings to work on during trips with his wife to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and The National Gallery, London. Smith enjoys late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century artists, as well as sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Dutch paintings, and the Hudson River School.

Smith is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017. He will be giving a gallery talk about his work in the T/m collection and the inspiration behind it on September 16 at 2:30pm.