lesley has been making art for decades. First as a primary school teacher, then as a sculptor with her partner and husband, John Hardy at Wickmere Drystone and lately as a painter and printmaker
She sculpts mostly animals and children for outdoors in cold-cast bronze but loves carving in wood for indoor pieces (if only there were more hours in a day!)
the 2D work has developed over the last 10 years. Completing a diploma at the Norfolk Painting School with Martin Kinnear, she remains enthusiastic for oil paint on board and continues to walk the journey painting presents her with.
Parallel to this, church architecture, which she loves to draw, lends itself to lino printing. The sharp contrast of light on the medieval churches in Norfolk is a favourite exploration in her practice.
I am exhibiting with Anna Cloutman and Angie Maddigan at Anna’s Studio in West Beckham, part of the Sheringham Trail.
We have been friends for ages and work well together and it’s so much more fun to exhibit with other people. It also means we have the chance of taking a day off to go and see other Open Studios over the ten days.
Come and see us at Camp Farm…numbers 075, 076 and 077….and pick up a trail map to the other Sheringham Trail artists.