Growing up in the Midwest was when Lesley first started to explore
painting. Although she attended college and then the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, near home, she moved around over the years,
living in Italy, Bellingham, Washington and currently resides in
Lesley is a versatile artist who has painted in acrylics, oils and watercolors. She has also done many prints utilizing several different techniques which she learned while attending Western Washington University. She also has made masks and has plans to add animal masks to her collection. She enjoys and admires the work on many other artists. She loves the wonderful, dreamlike visions of the people and animals of March Chagall's work and the vibrant and primitive images of Paul Gaugin. She also greatly enjoys the joyous and unrestrained artwork of children.