We are delighted to welcome Lesley Skeates for her first featured artist show. Lesley already shows in our mixed exhibitions and it really inspiring to see a larger body of her work.
Lesley is a landscape and floral painter. Using palette knives and thick oil paint, she works directly from nature. She has developed a painterly style, working at speed to capture fleeting moments of light, weather or tide.
After graduating in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University, Lesley enjoyed a successful career as a Medical Artist, eventually settling in Edinburgh. During this time Lesley continued to paint for pleasure and now works as a painter full time.
For Lesley, the colours of the natural world provide endless inspiration She is particularly attracted by the challenge of painting water, be it quiet reflections in a pond or the turbulent surf of the sea. She is often to be found under a tree beside a burn in all weathers capturing a scene in one sitting.