Curriculum Vitae

Lesley Williams studied Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University and later gained an M.A. in Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan University.

Her practice is concerned with the translation of the juxtaposed, translucent qualities of the colours found in Gardens. She engages the viewer into looking through and beyond the immediate surface.

Vivid colour suggests excitement and joy. There is spontaneity in mark making, accompanied by ideas of fragility and scale. These ideas are presented in semi-abstract paintings and drawings.

Nottingham Trent University, 1981
BA(Hons) Textile Design
MA Leeds Metropolitan University 1995

Stonegate Gallery - York
Pyramid Gallery - York
Zillah Bell - Thirsk
Shandy Hall - Coxwold
Leeds Metropolitan Art Gallery
Design Exhibition - Olympia
Shine - York
Art of Care - Edinburgh
Paintings for Hospitals
Saltbox Gallery - Helmsley
Scampston Hall - North Yorkshire
Grays Court - York
York Cemetery Centenary
Merchant Taylors' Hall - York
Rural Arts - Thirsk
Harlow Carr - Harrogate
Helmsley Art Centre
Look Gallery - Helmsley
Ripley Castle
Leaping Hare Art Gallery - Easingwold
York Open Studios April 2017
Maidenbridge Art Centre - Tatham, Lancaster
Kunsthuis Gallery - Crayke June 2017
York District Hospital November 2017