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

York Open Studios - April 2019
Studio Eleven Hull May - July 2019
Longitude Gallery Clitheroe - February 2019 onwards
Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk


Longitude Gallery Clitheroe - February to March 2018
Harlow Carr Harrogate
York District Hospital
Kunsthuis Gallery - Crayke
Maidenbridge Art Centre - Tatham, Lancaster
York Open Studios
Norman Rea Gallery York University
Leaping Hare Art Gallery - Easingwold
Ripley Castle
Look Gallery - Helmsley
Helmsley Art Centre
Harlow Carr - Harrogate
Rural Arts - Thirsk
Merchant Taylors' Hall - York
York Cemetery Centenary
Grays Court - York
Scampston Hall - North Yorkshire
Saltbox Gallery - Helmsley
Paintings for Hospitals
Art of Care - Edinburgh
Shine - York
Design Exhibition - Olympia
Leeds Metropolitan Art Gallery
Shandy Hall - Coxwold
Zillah Bell - Thirsk
Pyramid Gallery - York
Stonegate Gallery - York