Leila Holtsman makes mixed-material sculpture and site murals for private clients in Washington, Philadelphia and New York. She has exhibited at venues in the Mid-Atlantic area. She transfers and screen-prints found imagery onto steel panels. An art residency at Rocky Mountain Recycling, a Denver-based metal recycling scrap yard, sparked her interest in found images and objects. Her work is based on repetition and subtle textures she finds in natural forms. She has an MBA from the University of Maryland and BA in International Relations from the University of Virginia and attended graduate level ceramic courses at Hood College in Maryland. Born in Washington DC, she spent ten years of her early life in the deserts of Jordan and Saudi Arabia, which inspire her interest in natural forms and earthen palettes to this day.