Leanna Maltese is an Illustrator from Long Island, NY. She has a BFA in Illustration from The Fashion Institute of Technology.



In addition to being an illustrator she works as an Animal Care Specialist at Bideawee, a no-kill animal shelter. She also paints custom handmade birdhouses for Francesco’s Birdhouses.


She is inspired by nature, wildlife, and the bond shared between humans and animals. The dogs and cats she works with at Bideawee are a constant inspiration.