Curriculum Vitae

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

I am intrigued by what lies beyond the surface, the spaces around a subject make up the whole. Colour and translucence are at the heart of my painting. The colour work of Rothko, Bonnard and Redon are of great interest to me. I paint semi-abstract compositions that select from gardens, water and landscape, the colour, movement and forms that suggest a feeling for a specific moment.

'Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it.'

Mood is suggested through colour, there is spontaneity in the mark-making accompanied by ideas of fragility and scale.

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

Winter Show - Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk - 29th November to 4th January 2020
Longitude Gallery Clitheroe - December 2019 onwards
York Open Studios - April 2020

Studio Eleven Gallery, Hull
Longitude Gallery Clitheroe
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
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