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Dana Jackson said on Jan 7, 2017 6:12 AM

I have the bloodhound you painted.i just love looking at him. Looking to add another piece of your fabulous art to my home.

krista bauer said on Dec 30, 2016 6:00 AM

Beautiful Work!

Suzi Clune said on Aug 19, 2016 6:22 PM

I found your Spring Fever art featured in a magazine I saw laying in my break room at work! I must have it :) looking at orders now!!

Susan Bastak said on Jul 29, 2016 5:49 AM

Love your cover on Natural Awakenings! The colors and movement is lovely on each child. What a lucky grandmother! Love your work!

Elizabeth Tatum said on Apr 21, 2016 7:06 AM

Absolutely LOVE your work!! Cannot wait to see in person some day!

Peter Muzyka said on Nov 22, 2015 11:32 PM

It is great to have you as part of the Abandoned Rural America artists Mary. Your work is a new element to our exhibition series, in terms of both style and medium.

Elizabeth Tanner said on Feb 5, 2015 7:44 PM

Mary, I recently became part of the kitchen team at Town 220. Your work is such a joy to me on a daily basis. Our farm in Oglethorpe County includes a paint mule, an American spotted ass, and an Ethiopian ass. Your works remind me to make sure I have 3 treats in my car for my arrival home.

David Sands said on Jul 16, 2014 5:36 PM

Your work is truly from the heart. So evident in all of your paintings.

dana vick said on Apr 21, 2014 7:37 PM

i am a local fan, just came to your website for the first time today - what a treat!

Kirsty Orr said on Feb 12, 2014 0:58 AM

Saw your beautiful art on The Vampire Diaries, had to find out the artist! I love your work, you are extremely talented.

Gwinnett Picture Frames said on Feb 4, 2014 11:40 PM

Just beautiful! Joe Coggins introduced us to your work. What a joy of life you show in your art.

Candace Lee said on Jan 4, 2014 8:02 PM

Your work is amazing! I am in LOVE with "Finger Paint" piece. I have 2 Percheron Draft Horses that were both rescues. They mean the world to my family and I. My interpretation of this painting says so much to me.

Lynn Deyton said on Oct 1, 2013 9:22 AM

I love your work. Always admire when I am in Madison. I have Indy and Bleu Water. Hope to get to one of your shows!

Dell Eddins said on Aug 29, 2013 8:01 AM

I've been painting for almost two years and seeing your work truly inspires me to keep working harder! Your vision is amazing, as is your execution. WOW.

Casey Smerdon said on Aug 7, 2013 11:41 PM

Mary, your paintings are absolutely beautiful. My favorite by far is Lock and load. I'm trying to save up to buy it!

Andrea said on Jul 23, 2013 8:03 AM

Love your work

Carolyn Mize said on Jul 11, 2013 9:07 AM

Your work is amazing, I have been looking for someone to paint my horses. I will be in contact!

Deb Weatherhead said on May 12, 2013 4:19 PM

Having had horses all my life, and still lucky enough to have a beautiful driving welsh cob, your paintings are exquisite, their eyes have been captured so clearly with the calm knowing that horses really have. Fantastic!

Fem said on Apr 22, 2013 9:47 PM

I just put your mule painting up on my wall and i absolutely love it. You captured its sensitivity and wise personality so well. I grew up surrounded by lots of animals and your painting is so recognizable, it's soul is present. Thank you for a great painting!

Melanie Berding said on Apr 22, 2013 6:01 AM

I enjoyed my first art lesson very was such a pleasure to be in your studio with the dogs, good friends and wine! Thank you!

Dolores Corsini said on Feb 25, 2013 0:50 AM

I was showing a friend of mine an oil painting I had done of my dog Coco and she commented that I should look up your, here I am. Enjoying your work and talent. Thanks..

ashley said on Feb 2, 2013 1:48 AM

a true talent you have!

Katherine Campbell said on Dec 25, 2012 10:20 PM

My husband LOVED the 'encaustic' steer piece. Thank you so much for your time. Be safe, stay happy and make it a great year. Kat

Michael Slivka said on Nov 14, 2012 7:24 PM

Impressed with your " Children at play" art. As a beginning artist I know something of the work involved.What a gift you have.

Ngan Nguyen said on Nov 9, 2012 9:22 AM

I love your paintings very much. It's hard to talk about my passion with horses at the place i live. And now i know you it is my pleasure.

Tom Moore said on Nov 7, 2012 4:45 AM​

My wife and I were really impressed with your work on display at Town 220. Of course the dogs and horses you obviously love so much. Yet, the young girl feeding the chicken looks like a new direction for you, really exciting more Rockwell in character. You are terriffic.

Karen Johnson said on Nov 2, 2012 7:00 PM

Mary, I am inspired by your paintings to work harder with my photography. My friend, Liz Atkins, told me of your Showing and I wanted to see your work. You are an extremely talented artist who touched this viewer with emotion. Thank you for sharing your piece of the world.

Alisa Echols said on Oct 24, 2012 7:06 AM

Beautiful! I love it! So glad Richard told me to look you up! Definitley will be in touch about some commission painting of my four legged family!

Laura said on Oct 18, 2012 6:56 AM

I am so glad to see you doing so well! I think of you often. "Hi" to the critters!

Leslie Norris said on Oct 17, 2012 0:27 AM

I love your work. Hope to get to one of your shows.

Sonja Grube said on Oct 3, 2012 8:21 AM

I share your website with lots of friends! Your paintings are magnificent. I'm saving up for a couple of prints...Let Freedom Run and Shoo Fly. Everytime I see a picture of a horse in some media, I often think....Mary needs to paint this one....LOL. Always a joy to stop and see your work.

Richelle Gora said on Sep 26, 2012 9:00 PM

You are extremely talented!!! Your work is beautiful and inspiring!!!

Kelly Pearson said on Sep 18, 2012 9:25 AM

Mary your work is beautiful. I have been so drawn to your work. You capture the beauty of horses that I haven't seen very often. Thank you for sharing your true talent with others. Kelly

l v fry said on Sep 3, 2012 6:26 PM

Excellent work! It is magnificent, and very powerful!

Mary Carson Davenport said on Aug 24, 2012 11:32 PM

Incredible paintings...thank you for sharing your wonderful gift!

Melissa Steele said on May 14, 2012 10:58 PM

Oh Mary....such heartfelt beautiful creations! I love each and every one. Saw them at Madison Antique Mall. Passed on your website to two friends who might want to commission. I am an artist, too, but can't paint like you do...breathtaking! Enjoy a peek into my heart and soul at Best to you.... Melissa

Tanya Griffiths said on Apr 2, 2012 3:06 PM

What a gift! You're paintings are absolutely beautiful. I'm currently saving for the lock and load print and the advisor. God bless. Tanya, UK

Marian Leslie said on Mar 11, 2012 7:24 AM

We need another print of the beautiful children at play. The size I have and that was so popular at the silent auction. The joy you captured in the painting is just beautiful. The Leslies

Natalie Swartley said on Feb 19, 2012 2:58 AM

I absolutely fell in love with your work, I love how it is loose but yet defined! Stunning details! Your work is amazing, I wish you all the best.

Hillary Goodrich said on Feb 18, 2012 8:46 PM

Stunning! Love them all. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

Hillary Goodrich said on Feb 18, 2012 8:45 PM

Stunning! Love them all. Thank you for sharing your work us.

deb smoak said on Feb 15, 2012 7:15 AM

Mary, I was in total awe when I came upon your paintings at The 220 Restaraunt in Madison . I begged our son who lives in Italy to give his mom for my 60th birthday the painting of two dogs running - one with a tennis ball in it's mouth. Well, he didn't purchase but I am still dreaming - your work is amazing.

deb smoak said on Feb 15, 2012 7:15 AM

Mary, I was in total awe when I came upon your paintings at The 220 Restaraunt in Madison . I begged our son who lives in Italy to give his mom for my 60th birthday the painting of two dogs running - one with a tennis ball in it's mouth. Well, he didn't purchase but I am still dreaming - your work is amazing.

Erin said on Feb 12, 2012 8:24 AM

Stunning work!

mark neugebauer said on Jan 16, 2012 0:57 AM

Joe Coggins dropped me your name this afternoon. Joe will be printing some of my dads originals for a show at Perk Avenue on 2/9/12, which would be daddy's 82nd birthday had cancer not taken him at 67. Anyway, your work is very impressive. Dad did a lot of wildlife also, so I know he'd enjoy your pieces as well. Hope to see you at the show. ( If you don't like the Beatles, you won't enjoy the background music. ) Although I don't know you, Joe told me that you have suffered a serious loss. I extend the sympathies from the whole Neugebauer clan and we'll add you to our prayers. again, I hope to see you at the show.

Clair Harrison said on Jan 15, 2012 11:56 PM

Mary, your work is incredible! Jennifer Bruce sent me your link and I hope to be a proud owner of one of your pieces soon! :). Clair

Nancy Long said on Jan 14, 2012 3:28 AM

Everytime I have people over to my home, the first thing I show them are all the wonderful paintings of my critters that you painted. I am so proud of them. Then I show them the antique trunk that you painted!!! Everyone loves your work!!!

Pam Baxter said on Dec 8, 2011 2:17 AM

Mary, your work is inspired!

Erica Gray said on Dec 2, 2011 3:57 AM

I love your work!

Ronda Anthony said on Nov 27, 2011 0:29 AM

Mary my daughter Amanda is graduating from University of the Ozarks, december 14th.she only wants a print from you,Lock and Load.She worked so hard by herself and coming from a small town, she will be an accomplished young lady.could please sign her print for her.Thank,you Amanda's Mom and Dad.

Linda Windell said on Nov 19, 2011 7:55 PM enjoyed meeting you Thursday. Love what we have at Genuine Georgia and find the work in your gallery breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with us.

Alice Farrar said on Nov 6, 2011 7:51 AM

Saw several of your paintings at Dover Saddlery in Alpharetta on Nov. 4. Loved the large ones. When will these be available in canvas prints? Of course, I would love to have an originals, but will likely be out of my price range.

Suzanne Inzina said on Oct 23, 2011 10:34 PM

Saw your work for the first time yesterday at Madison Markets. Fell in love with the Bleu Water giclee and took it home to Cuscowilla. Beautiful work!

Linda Ramunno said on Oct 21, 2011 10:00 PM

Dear Mary: I am so sorry to hear about Hank. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was one of my favorite friends of my brother's friends. I will always remember his laugh -- I always giggled when I heard it. Please let me know if you need anything. Best regards, Linda Ramunno

joan thomas said on Oct 20, 2011 11:53 PM

Mary, you did some painting for Fred Doty and me years ago (which we both still enjoy). Fred called me and told me the very sad news that Hank had passed away suddenly. i am so very sorry for your loss. God bless you

Anja Jacobs said on Oct 10, 2011 7:30 PM

I saw your work at Dover's in Alpharetta and stopped in my tracks. Amazing! I will definitely be in touch.

Kait said on Sep 19, 2011 10:23 PM

Love your paintings! They're all so beautiful!

Julie blanco said on Aug 29, 2011 7:16 AM

Beautiful paintings

sharon davis said on Aug 23, 2011 5:19 AM

Well, as above, so below....the cover of the Natural Awakenings magazine caught my eye with your reminded of the girl I once was....or desired to be......Thank you.....

Mary Willa Lowry said on Aug 22, 2011 6:37 AM

I was blown away by your beautiful "Spring Fever" cover of Natural Awakenings. I would like to get info. from you on commissioning a painting of my daughter in her younger years with twin friends in the picture as well.

Joann Wells Greenbaum said on Aug 19, 2011 9:28 PM

I first saw your painting of "Spring Fever" on the cover of "Natural Awakenings" magazine in Milford, PA. It's beauty and spontaneity were captivating. Now having visited your website, I am even more in love with your painting style and subjects. Thank you for sharing your talents.

joke hoskens said on Aug 13, 2011 5:09 PM

hello, I think you have very beautiful paintings. I saw one in a movie and I went looking for more...

Ann-Marie Walsh said on Aug 8, 2011 9:51 PM

Thanks again for docenting at my house in May. Did you have the chance to meet Walker, my Springer Spaniel who was upstairs? I'd love to look into geeting a portrait of my boy.

Marie Mays-gee said on Aug 6, 2011 11:06 PM

Thanks for sharing your beautiful renderings. Your accomplishments are self rewarding. However, sharing them is priceless. Thanks again

Sal Santana said on Aug 6, 2011 6:55 AM

Love your beautiful work of art, your horses..

Agnes said on Aug 5, 2011 10:20 PM

So beautiful! I can watch it whole day, I love horses and the way you are painting them is just amazing. Way to go Mary!

Sherry DeClercq said on Aug 2, 2011 3:52 AM

I have the August 2011 Natural Awakenings magazine and I just love the cover. The children are beautiful !!

Rachel Schwandt said on Jul 30, 2011 2:26 AM

Hi Mary, So fun to meet you and then to look up your body of work. Wow! I love your paintings!

Teresa said on Jul 26, 2011 7:49 PM

What wonderful paintings...Thanks so much for sharing..I saw your painting of "Spring Fever" on the front cover of Natural Awakenings magazine, August 20ll edition and Loved it...Thus, a visit to your portfolio.God bless you...

Molly said on Jul 20, 2011 7:48 AM

I love your horse paintings they are amazing I am saving up for one to mount above my bed I can't wait till I get it!

Charlie Fisher Pyrenees Rescue said on Jun 27, 2011 8:25 PM

I love your paintings! I wish I had your talent. do you ever paint dogs? I would love to see some paintings of a Great Pyrenees!!!(and I am trying to rescue the one in your county pound.)

Lisa said on Jun 23, 2011 2:16 PM

Such beautiful work, breathtaking. You're very talented and have such an obvious love of animals. I wish you every success. Thank you for sharing.

Judy Breedlove said on May 3, 2011 0:42 AM

Nice meeting you this weekend. Your portraits of animals are lovely. Maybe my filly, Lady Bay could be captured on canvas by you soon.

Tracy Story said on Apr 30, 2011 0:57 AM

I had the privledge of seeing the original Let Freedom Run in Madison this week. It is a beautiful piece - I was truly amazed by the feeling of motion from the horse. The painting and its symbolism was a topic of conversation amongst my travel companions throughout lunch - it touched us all in different ways. Well done - It's beautiful.

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lori Williams said on Apr 12, 2011 10:46 PM

I luv your pictures!!

Widmann Judith said on Feb 27, 2011 6:27 PM

i found your work beautiful. The horse picture "darby" from Vampire Diaries is greatful. i will look for a print here in germany, but i have not so luck.

Helen Moore said on Feb 4, 2011 3:04 AM


Marian and Laura said on Jan 16, 2011 7:11 AM

Hi, just showing off your beautiful art work. Never miss a chance to brag on you.

Donna Prior said on Dec 30, 2010 4:10 AM

Love, love, love your work!

Shelby said on Dec 25, 2010 6:32 AM

Hey! I just wanted to say that I LOVE your paintings! They are so beautiful! God Bless! Thanks Mary!

Jessica Miller said on Dec 8, 2010 3:44 PM

I saw your horse picture in Vamire Diaries, and have to have it one day. your work is amazing. Thank you.

Kathy Borchard said on Dec 7, 2010 7:29 PM

Mary, My daughter introduced me to your paintings. I wish your gallery was closer so I could visit! Do you do any shows in Wisconsin?

jackie pollard said on Nov 23, 2010 4:23 PM

Hi, I found you site whilst looking for THE PICTURE from the Vampire Diaries! I love your work-I am franticly trying to get a print of Lock and Load here in England,but no luck so far! Will keep trying!

Anita Back said on Nov 17, 2010 9:38 AM

I have kept a card from "Town 220 Restaurant" depicting two horses. It is on my dresser and I think it is beautiful. We will be in Georgia for the winter and I hope to see more of your work. I will start saving...!

Stephanie Yates said on Nov 17, 2010 8:55 AM

Love your work!

Alice O'Lenick said on Nov 14, 2010 4:16 AM

beautiful, would love to purchase one.

Liz Bowles said on Oct 24, 2010 9:06 PM

You are so talented!! LOVE your work!!! Congratulations on your nomination that is a huge honor all in itself....

Darlene Johnson said on Oct 20, 2010 3:31 AM

You are truly one of my favorites. I saw some of your work, horses, on facebook. I would so love some of your work.

Bev Roberts said on Oct 15, 2010 8:52 PM

Now I know where that wonderful painting of the horse in the NATRC 50th Anniversary Convention logo came from! Saw the original on your website!

Joe Sullivan said on Oct 15, 2010 0:35 AM

Love your work. Thanks for sharing on the web since I don't get to see much otherwise. Come see us, we do have horses in Texas too.

Brenna said on Oct 12, 2010 10:32 AM

I saw your horse print on The Vampire Diaries and became obsessed! I love your work.

Robin Mazon said on Sep 29, 2010 3:20 AM

Your paintings are beautiful!!

karen strelecki said on Sep 22, 2010 1:32 AM

Hey Mary! Cheryl and I are painting together and were looking at your site! Beautiful!

Pat DeVane Burns said on Sep 8, 2010 11:14 PM

Love your style, as you capture the essence of the subject. I recently started showing art at Magnolia and saw some in person there...FAB!

Sandra Boylan said on Aug 26, 2010 5:26 PM

Mary! I was at a restaurant this past weekend in Madison with some friends and was enjoying the fabulous animal paintings...on my way out the door I saw your pamphlet and your name "clicked" in my mind! I have a Mary Leslie original mural in my daughter's room! You also did a fabulous ceiling for clients of mine in Peachtree Hills! I'm so glad your dream came to true. You're work is just beautiful!! I'd love to hear from you if you remember me? You painted my daughters room when I was pregnant...she is now 10 years old! I STILL love it every time I walk in the room....and I'm so glad my daughter still does too! It is "timeless".....

Deeva Williams said on Aug 23, 2010 7:19 PM

I saw your work @ a dentist's office in SC. Not impressed with my child's dentist but the walls are breathtaking. I have a passion for dolphins and walking in was exciting for me.

Kat Clark said on Aug 23, 2010 1:47 AM

Your paintings are beautiful. I have been searching for the horse painting that hangs above Elena from the Vampire Diaries bed. I found a forum where you said it was yours. After looking at your art I believe you! Maybe someday I'll be able to afford one myself. I would love to hear the story of how your art became such a focal piece for the set. (Well, a focal piece in my opinion.)

Susan Knight said on Aug 21, 2010 6:06 AM​

Love my painting.....I definitely want more!

Lori Daniel said on Aug 17, 2010 3:48 AM

Beautiful site, well done!! I love it and I can't wait to share it with all my friends!

Robin Davis said on Aug 16, 2010 5:47 PM

Hoping to invest in the paintings of my boy Hugo...fingers crossed!

Fred G Melnick said on Aug 16, 2010 6:19 AM

Great work.

Alayna said on Aug 16, 2010 5:24 AM

I love the new website!

Lou Anne Spain said on Aug 16, 2010 4:12 AM

Your work us absolutely breathtaking!

Debbie McDonald said on Aug 16, 2010 3:55 AM

Looks good Mary!

Ernest Mitchell said on Aug 16, 2010 3:16 AM

we love our Mary Leslie originals! Your new site looks great! Love the horse on the flag background and the lab portrait the best! But I still think the portrait of the little girls playing is my all time favorite! So talented!

Hank Leslie said on Aug 14, 2010 3:09 AM

You really need to see her work in person to know just how she captures the personalities of her subjects

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