From: 11th May 2022
Until: 08th June 2022
I am a Bristol based artist. I work mostly in acrylics with mixed media on wood and canvas.
I started out painting 12 years ago, with a very decorative patchwork style. I loved vintage, ethnic textiles and patterns from around the world. My work has developed over the years.
I now tend to work in a more abstract intuitive style using collage, drawing and a lot of underpainting to build up layers. I incorporate figurative elements in a simple naive style.
Often a story seems to appear. I never know how a piece of art will turn out and I am sure my unconscious plays a significant part. I find inspirations from my daily life, from my spiritual practise and nostalgia from the past. Family history and objects often appear. When my dog died, for the next 6 months I seemed to have a dog in every painting. It is a therapeutic process for me and not always an easy one. If you would like to see more of my work you will find me on Instagram and Etsy.
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Come and see Lesley’s work at Studio 3 Gallery