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Leslie Jean Porter is a French-American artist based in Palm Springs, California.


Throughout her life Leslie has worked in all different creative fields. She began her career in fashion, working under haute-couture designer Louis Feraud. From there she pivoted to film production, working with some of the greatest independent film directors of our generation. In 1994 Leslie became an executive for Ciby 2000, a major French indie film company. There she worked in film for several more years before settling down in Palm Springs to start her first art gallery. There she featured her own paintings, as well as art by other local artists and friends. She also hosted networking events for people in the industry, book signings, dinner parties, catered events, and much more. The gallery was a safe haven for many desert creatives throughout the years, but Leslie decided to close its doors for good in June 2021. Since closing the gallery, Leslie has moved her art business fully online.  


Though you may not be able to stop by the gallery and view the paintings in person, you can always contact Leslie through via email if you are interested in any of the paintings you see on her website. She also sells her paintings and prints through online art retailers, such as Fine Art America and Saatchi Art.


Leslie Porter's art spans across all genres, media, and subject matter, but her unique style never fails to shine through in her paintings. When you hear the name "Leslie Jean Porter," you should think of bold colors, rich texture, abstract figures, and a vibrant energy. It is difficult to describe Leslie's art, as it is always evolving. She has been paintings for several years and has gone through many phases, so her portfolio truly has something for everyone.

In addition to her artistic pursuits, Leslie has recently written a bilingual children's book series called The Adventures of Peepers. The series is aimed at teaching children the fundamentals of a second language through the story of an adorable duckling named Peepers. Each story's text is printed in either English and French or English and Spanish, with more languages in works. Please visit the Peepers website for more information.


Los Angeles Design Center – 2017, 2018

Palm Springs Air Museum, Style Fashion Week – 2018

Mysty / Estate Sale – 2015-2016

Crystal Fantasy, Palm Springs, CA – 2011

Mid-Modern, Palm Springs, CA –  2003

NYC Photography – 2000

Pierre Cardin Collage Series, Paris, France – 1984

Head shot of the artist, Leslie Jean Porter.

Life of a Creative Heart - a short film documenting my life as an artist.


It begins with my time as a film producer and executive at a French film company, and travels throughout the years as I pursued a lifelong love of photography and painting.

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