Lesley Williams was born in York and gained a BA (Hons) in Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University and later an MA in Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan University. She is a member of York Open Studios.
This body of work is a development of a series of semi-abstract paintings concerned with the translation of the juxtaposed, translucent qualities of colours found in gardens. Her works based on ponds show an interest in spatial dynamics as well as the reflective qualities of water within the plant forms. Lesley tries to engage the viewer into looking through and beyond the immediate surface.
"Whatever the time of year nature lifts our spirit. Translucent shades move around one another creating a visual magic."
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