Leslie Pratt-Thomas

Welcome to the online home of Pratt-Thomas Studio, highlighting the work of Leslie Pratt-Thomas, lowcountry painter. Please browse the site to see various examples of work and read below to discover the news and events associated with Leslie’s work including upcoming releases and shows. Fresh off the easel, click here to see some of Leslie's recent work available at either Edward Dare Gallery or Sandpiper Gallery.

News and Events

New Gallery in Florida
Beginning in 2015, a collection of Leslie's work has been shown at the J. A. Willy Gallery in Naples, FL. The link for viewing the work can be found on the contact page, and paintings are currently available. The content of the paintings reflects our southern shore.
Leslie Pratt Thomas paints in Cashiers, North Carolina Plein Air Event in Cashiers, North Carolina

2014 brought Leslie a new and fun-filled adventure. She was invited to participate in a juried week-long plein air event, "Arts on the Green," in Cashiers, NC. She painted a couple of paintings daily, competed in the quick draw event, and sold several paintings in the final show.

In Formation Painting Chosen for Art in Embassies Program

The painting at left, In Formation 40" x 30", was chosen to be part of an exhibition of the Art in Embassies Program. It was originally part of Leslie's "Coastal Heritage: Our Bond With Nature" collection which opened at Sandpiper Gallery and was featured in an issue of American Art Collector. It hung for two years in the US Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. The exhibit is now over, and this well-travelled painting was returned, sold, and resides in it's new home with collectors in Georgia.

Cocksure Paint America Top 50 and Top 100 Placements

Leslie was recently honored with placement in the Paint America Mini Top 50 with her piece Shake a Tail Feather. In addition, Leslie had two pieces accepted into the Paint America Top 100 List: Cocksure (pictured left) and Chicken Crosses the Road.


Shackles Book Cover Shackles, Award-Winning Book, Available

Shackles, the book illustrated by Leslie Pratt-Thomas and written by Marjory Wentworth, our South Carolina poet laureate, is currently available at either gallery, local bookstores, and may be ordered from the publisher's site. Marjory and Leslie are happy to announce that Shackles has won the Silver in the multi-cultural division of the 2009 Moonbeam Awards. The book also won a SIBA Book Award nomination. For more informstion on SIBA, click here. The publisher’s information is posted below.

Shackles Ordering Information:
Phone Orders: 1.800.248.3204
Fax Orders: 336.389.4959
Online: www.legacypublications.com

I Can Fly I Can Fly Selected as Book Cover

Look for this image on the cover of New York Times best-selling author Mary Alice Monroe’s book entitled Swimming Lessons. Giclée images of I Can Fly are available in two sizes: 12" x 9" framed for $350, and 16" x 12" gallery-wrapped for $300. Giclées may be purchased from either of the galleries that represent Leslie.

Click to learn more about Mary Alice Monroe