Lesley has always felt drawn to express herself through art. After a career as an art teacher, she continued to develop her oil and watercolour skills, and now paints full time as her career of choice.
Inspiration comes from the beauty and tragedy of surroundings in the Macedon Ranges – local wildlife, scenery and flora provide plenty of artistic fodder.
Through the support of animal rescue groups, Lesley has met rescuers and orphaned or injured animals. Their stories concern her so greatly that raising awareness of the fragility of the natural world has become the focus of her art, trying to represent realism and emotion in the wildlife portraits, communicating the soul in the subjects’ eyes.
Lesley’s paintings increasingly find their way around Australia and overseas. She has online galleries on her website, Facebook, Instagram, Gallery247 and Oz Art Finder and welcomes commissions and enquiries.