"Lesley is an educator with many years experience of teaching art through her very individual practice but, first and foremost, she is a chronicler of landscape. However, the landscape is not solely ‘a view’. It is defined by its geographical topography, its characteristic, and the way in which it is used. The term landscape can describe an artificial area – somewhere which is managed to be of a certain characteristic. There may be very little wilderness left which is not managed in some way. Perhaps we have a romantic idea of what constitutes a natural landscape. And perhaps our ideas will have to change so that they are not just nostalgic memories of what our planet used to look like. In this, our
commentators must assist us all to understand the changing situation – especially in vulnerable areas such as the Arctic - researching and chronicling change in order to continue to warn us of the rapid decline and loss of our natural environment". Colin Greenslade - Director, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture.
Recent achievements include selection as 2019 artist in residence Friends of Scott Polar Research Institute Arctic programme (supported by One Ocean Expeditions and Bonhams Auctioneers) to Baffin Island, 2 painting awards, the Royal Scottish Academy annual exhibition and CHARTS steering group representative for Argyll College UHI. Currently working on new arctic inspired paintings and prints.