Leona Herzig Hosack studied visual design/ illustration at Umass at Dartmouth, and Art Education in Maine at UNE, Biddeford, USM, Gorham and Heartwood School of Art in Kennebunk, Maine. Leona has illustrated a number of children’s books, and early reader books, and written and illustrated a picture book of her own as well as a book for older readers. Leona started doing hand cut silhouettes at festivals, historic houses, weddings and special events in 2010. In 2010 she also opened her Etsy Shop (Portraits by Lee), where she offers custom silhouettes, caricatures and realistic pencil portraits as well as some of her designs on clothing, mugs and other items to order. She has created caricatures at family festivals, special events, weddings and parties throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, since 2012, including project graduation events, weddings, splash parks, excursion tours, and corporate parties. Her clientele includes Harvard Woman’s Leadership Conference, and Dartmouth College. She is available to do book presentations and book signings.