Lealon was born in the Sandhills of North Carolina a long, long time ago. He lived in the small town of Norman along with all of
his relatives. The Sandhills area raised tobacco and peaches.
He has always been interested in art and when his children were
small, he became interested in pen and ink. He also became interested in barns, tobacco barns, and other rural buildings and
was aware that they were going down and not being replaced. So,
in his own way, he began to preserve them.
Lealon now lives with his wife in Inman, SC. His children and grandchildren are nearby. He does art shows all over the Southeast selling his wares.