Suffolk, UK

Lesley's Craft

Lesley is a contemporary mixed-media artist, working from her studio in the village of Orford on the Suffolk coast. She is largely self-taught, but has invested time in learning some of the more technical aspects of her craft – such as mould making and casting.

Having worked as an educational professional for the majority of her career, Lesley enjoyed art as a leisure pursuit throughout her adult life.

She started working as an artist full-time in 2010, completing her first series of witty three-dimensional boxed sculptures, entitled ‘The Drip Series’, early in 2011.

About Lesley

Each of Lesley’s sculptures encapsulate a moment in time, involving the careful play of light with shadow, in which the focus of each piece is a seemingly simple, but dramatic, splash of colour. All with her trademark touch of humour.

She takes inspiration from the everyday people and things she sees around her.

According to Lesley, “My sculptures tell a story, but I like to leave a lot to the imagination of the viewer. Much of my motivation comes from seeing a smile develop when people look at my work”.

Lesley’s sculptures have been successfully exhibited in prestigious London Art Shows and International Art Fairs in the USA and Canada.