Leslie Golden

Art Teachers

Alton S. Tobey

Leslie Wilson

Randy Sexton, 

Carol Tarzier, 

Gary Bergren 

Shanna Kunz

Planning to have a one person show in April at the William Welch Wine Tasting Room at 837 Main Street Martinez  Friday 4-7pm, Sat 1- 7pm and Sunday 1-7pm in Martinez

Leslie is currently honing her oil painting skills on the quintessential California landscapes with rolling hills, Oak trees, Mt. Diablo, and seascapes.   She has a deep appreciation for the natural environment and built elements that evoke the memory of time gone by and evoke a sense of place. 


Growing up in the East Coast, she spent many hours drawing the form and branches of grand trees outside her home window.  Leslie was given her first oil painting set at 12 years old and studied oil painting after school with Alton S. Tobey, an internationally renowned painter and illustrator.


Leslie then studied fine arts for two years at the college level focusing on drawing, oil painting, ceramics, and art history. She transferred from the fine arts to study Landscape Architecture, which provided a much larger canvas!  


Leslie graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Environmental Design, Landscape Architectural major and a Master of Architecture.  For over two decades, her professional practice specialized in large scale urban design projects for cities, counties, and corporate clients.   She enjoyed infusing her projects with a unique sense of place. 


After retirement from her professional career in Landscape Architecture, she studied watercolor with Leslie Wilson for five years. Leslie returned to oil painting and has studied with well know oil painters for two years; Randy Sexton, Leslie Tarzier, Gary Bergren and Shanna Kunz.



First Place 1966 New Rochelle NY open air painting competition, in the under 18-year-old division Ms. Golden was 12 years old when she completed an oil painting of three trees, Fall, Winter and Spring on 24” x 36” canvas. 



ADAS Alamo Danville Artist’s Society

Lamornida Arts Council

Benicia Plein Air Gallery


www.LeslieGoldenArt.com    Oil and Watercolor Paintings

www.LeslieGoldenLA.com Residential Landscape Architectural Work

www.LeslieGolden.com    Corporate Landscape and Urban Design Work

                                            Send a message to L-Golden@comcast.net                                          or call 510.589.5580

Work Experience


Golden Associates 

Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning


1.1.23 - present

Leslie Golden

Landscape Architect





SUNY at New Paltz

Art Major


UC Berkeley

BA Enviromental Design

Landscape Architecture Major


UC Berkeley

Masters of Architecture