Framed Size 42 x 91 cm
Lesley 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, primarily at the Sussex Sculpture Studios. Having worked as an educational professional for the majority of her career, she has enjoyed art as a leisure pursuit throughout her adult life. Lesley 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. 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. The renovation of a cottage in Suffolk was the main inspiration for The Drip Series and since then, her works have included Vin Rouge in which spilled wine is the focus; Shades of inspired by her favourite 1930's photograph of construction workers in New York; Absolutely Quackers, also known as six ducks and one show off! My sculptures tell a story, but I like to leave a lot to the imagination of the viewer.