Growing up with a father that was a veterinarian, Leea K. Arnold grew up around a variety of animals. This interest in animals that began at an early age never waned. Following in her fathers footsteps, she graduated from Tuskeegee University in 1989 with a doctorate of veterinary medicine. Leea currently owns and operates a practice in Weatherford, Texas that specializes in equine reproduction and embryo transfers. This type of practice is somewhat seasonal, which allows her to concentrate on vet work 7 months out of the year and art the other 5 months.Art was always an area of interest to Leea, but had to be put on the back burner until 1991. Leea began by taking drawing lessons with an equine artist, Marsha McDonald. She started sculpting in 1993 with Scott Meyers, D.V.M. of Granbury, Texas. Leea has also studied with a long list of the country's finest western, wildlife and figurative artists, including Mehl Lawson, Richard Loeffler, Bob Kuhn, Cammie Lundeen, Jim Norton, Garland Weeks, Mary Hicks, Tuck Langland, Eugene Daub and Don Mullins. Leea feels that "These artists have contributed greatly to my progress and success as an artist. I am drawn to the human and animal form because it is nature at its finest. Her goals are to continue to grow as an artist thru life study and practice. She has added jewelry making to her resume, and is currently studying conte and charcoal figure drawing.