Leslie Watts is a Canadian portrait painter. Her work has been selected for the Kingston Prize in Canada and the BP Portrait Award and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in London, UK. Recent commissions include The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, while Minister of Foreign Affairs; Roy Romanow, Chancellor, University of Saskatchewan; Shelagh Rogers, Chancellor, University of Victoria; and The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
"I was so pleased that Leslie was willing not only to paint me, she really listened in order to understand me better. I love the representation. I can’t get over the textures, the light, the detail. I can't get over how she ‘got me’!"