Both women had been working as professional artists for many years. Leslie's background is in textile design, while Connie's is in art education. Leslie Bernsen works on large canvases, painting in acrylics and often incorporating collage into her work. Connie Tunick's paintings are watermedia and the theme is frequently nature oriented. Both artists use mixed media freely, and are able to change direction. They both enjoy experimental art and are continually expanding and developing their styles and creative visions.
The collaboration was a learning process, and the resulting art is different than either artist's work. It is unusual for two artists to work together. Because Leslie and Connie were enthusiastic with the collaborative art work, in July 1998 they decided to buy a press and open their own studio in Newbury Park, California. The studio is aptly called A Double Vision.