My painting celebrates the joy of the everyday. I am inspired by the colours and patterns found around me. Flowers, natural objects, ceramics and textiles inform my paintings. Paintings develop and change, objects appear and disappear, until some unity and harmony arrive. Each painting has its own journey.
Lesley has a design based background in costume and interiors which has fed into her practice. Although she completed her art foundation at Rugby School of Art and her City and Guilds in machine embroidery, she has had no formal training, which has allowed her own voice to appear so strongly at an early stage in her work. The past year has provided the perfect opportunity to better focus on her own practice and these paintings are the result of this dedication to herself.